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SEND & Our Specialist Resources

SEND at Meadow Vale

"Teachers make good use of teaching assistants. They sensitively support a range of pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Lessons are well adapted to allow all pupils with SEND to succeed. Staff in the provisions specifically for pupils with SEND ensure that learning is at the right level for the pupils and they are involved in the whole school when appropriate."  (Ofsted Report Oct 2019)

Our SENCo, Mrs Gaynor Styer, oversees the provision for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) within school.  She works closely with the Senior Leadership Team, the Family Support Adviser, teaching staff and parents to identify pupils that may have additional needs and ensures that their needs are met through an inclusive curriculum.  Parents can contact her either directly through the school office or via their child's class teacher if they wish to discuss any concerns.

SEND Provision

At Meadow Vale, we pride ourselves on responding to the individual needs of pupils and offer a wide range of interventions to support pupils with SEND.  These include:

  • Nurture room facility
  • Social skills groups
  • Self esteem groups (Thumbs Up)
  • OT activity groups - supporting gross and fine motor skills
  • Individual speech and language sessions
  • After school academic support (Homework Club)
  • Reading support
  • Core subject/skills intervention groups
  • Small group phonics interventions
  • Booster classes in English and maths (Year 6 only)

We also work with outside specialist agencies and professionals in order to gain expert advice, assessment and support.  These include:

  • Educational Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Teachers for the hearing impaired
  • Teachers for the visually impaired
  • CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Behaviour Support Team
  • Autism support service
  • Support for learning - providing specialist teaching and assessment in English and Maths

As a school we provide a range of resources in order to ensure our pupils are able to access the curriculum.