SEN and Inclusion
What is our approach to teaching pupils with SEN?
Teaching staff have high expectations for all children, this is called Quality First Teaching (QFS).
Quality First Teaching is based on building upon what the child already knows, can do and understands. All pupils are tracked on a termly basis and underachieving pupils are identified. Initially, these pupils will receive further differentiation from the class teacher and TA.
At Princethorpe Infants & Nursery we also instigate more focused Wave 1 support in class at this point and your child may be part of a ‘Closing the Gap’ group with their class teacher or TA. This could entail pupils receiving pre- and post- tutoring of key concepts and lesson objectives or intervention groups at specific times. You will be informed by your child’s class teacher if they have concerns over your child’s progress and if they are receiving additional support in class. If progress continues to be below expected levels, they may become part of a Wave 2 intervention group, which will offer targeted support in their area of need for 4 – 6 weeks. This intervention will be monitored through individual targets.
At this point, you may be invited to a meeting with the class teacher and Senior Teacher for Inclusion to discuss a plan to support your child’s needs. If a child still does not make expected progress, a more individualised plan for learning will be initiated and referrals to other agencies may be made. All agencies will work together to form an integrated approach to planning the child’s learning journey and assessment through the Education, Health and Care plan pathway may be considered. This is Wave 3 provision.
You will be included in all meetings with school staff and professionals from outside agencies to make a plan to support your child’s needs. See also our Graduated Response.
To find out more about SEN at Princethorpe Infants school please download the Special Educational Needs and Information Report on this page.