Additional Support for Learning Available to Pupils

What additional support for learning is available to pupils with special educational needs? How is the decision made about the type and how much support my child will receive?
 
Bearnes Voluntary Primary School is required to meet the SEND of the children that we support. We do this by:

  • Ensuring all pupils access high quality teaching which takes account of pupil’s differing needs
  • Ensuring a bespoke, tailored and personalised approach for individuals with complex needs
  • Using our best endeavours to secure the special educational provision called for by the child’s or young person’s needs
  • Making appropriate use of the resources in our delegated budgets to support children and young people with additional needs
  • Identifying early a child or young person’s lack of adequate progress and review their needs. We recognise that some children may only need modifications to the teaching approaches, classroom organisation or provision of ancillary equipment or resources as part of the differentiated curriculum.
  • Differentiating lessons to match the pupil’s level of learning
  • Having a consistent graduated approach to meeting pupil need by reviewing class teaching, access strategies and removing barriers to learning before developing a more personalised approach
  • Using our knowledge and understanding of the four primary areas of need to plan provision and to focus on interventions that are relevant and evidence-based
  • Referring to the Devon SEND Provision Matrices document for support to tailor provision to provide an individualised support programme for more complex pupils.
  • Where and when needed, seeking further advice from advisory services and outside agencies about removing barriers to learning linked to different areas of need.