Within the Junior school, we believe that all children learn and develop differently and at their own pace, however we recognise that children may need some extra support, whether that be academically, physically, emotionally or socially. Our high quality teaching team continuously strives to identify these children and report these concerns to Miss Hull, so that the correct support can be implemented.
Each child within the Junior School is regularly assessed using the Rising Stars half term assessments. Analysis of this data allows Miss Hull and the class teachers to identify any children who may need some support. All new starters to the Junior School will carry out assessments in Maths, Reading and Writing, and again, any areas for concern can be highlighted quickly, in order to provide the children with the support needed. Once concerns have been raised by either the class teacher or Miss Hull, the child will then undergo screening to identify SEND requirements, such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.
Our current SEND children are tracked closely through regular intervention sessions in which they are given personalised targets, based on their needs. These sessions are discussed and planned by Miss Hull and the child’s class teacher, ensuring the most appropriate intervention is implemented. Each half term, reviews of the child’s targets take place, allowing Miss Hull to carefully monitor their progression. Where necessary, new targets are set and intervention sessions are planned accordingly.
We believe that parental involvement is key when supporting a child and so there are many opportunities to discuss the support we provide, including these intervention sessions, with Miss Hull, the Head Teacher or the class teacher. We hold regular Parent’s Evening and send out reports each half term, clearly identifying a child’s progression as well as their individualised targets. We have an Open Door Policy and so encourage parents use this whenever they feel necessary.
Our responsibilities to educate our young minds is taken extremely seriously, and this must take priority over all other endeavours.
Ms Hannah Hull B.A. (Hons) SEN PGCE
NASENCO – (Junior SENDCo)
Moorland School employs two SENDCo’s who manage our Teaching Assistants, and support our highly qualified dedicated teaching team in ensuring that all children meet their true academic, social and emotional potentials.
Our policy of selecting students based upon their behaviour and capping class sizes to 20 students, further supports our ethos of maintaining student happiness and academic confidences.
‘Early diagnosis of a learning difference, is essential as this knowledge allows strong targeted differentiation of resources and informs dynamic teaching styles as well as providing opportunities for focussed intervention and support, which ensures learning opportunities are never missed.’
Everybody is a genius.But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein