We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN to remove barriers to learning.
At Cockfield Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Our curriculum also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning. We aim to give our children as many varied experiences as possible in order to enrich their lives. Fundamentally we aim that all of our children will enjoy school and individually all reach their full potential.
We provide a curriculum for all children from the Early Years up to Year 6 – our curriculum follows the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum. Our curriculum aims to teach the children in our care the key knowledge and skills which they need to become good citizens who are ready for the next phase of their education. It is especially important that we get this right for our SEN children, because otherwise they are vulnerable to missing out on opportunities and therefore limiting their future choices.
Adaptations are made to the curriculum depending on the needs of groups and individuals. Sometimes pupils will receive additional support within the classroom. This may be through accessing work with additional supportive resources (e.g. use of a word bank or a computer to type) or additional support from an adult.
Children with SEN may, at times, work in small groups or 1.1 with an adult, either in class or away from the classroom working on a specific task (or intervention). These may include:
- Reading support (such as ‘Beat Dyselxia’ or the computer programme Lexia)
- Movement groups (such as Sensory Circuits)
- Fine motor skills group
- 1.1 target intervention/closing the gaps (based on assessed gaps in knowledge from the classroom)
- Speech intervention groups
- Social and Emotional specific teaching (such as Zones of Regulation intervention)
We are committed to providing:
- A range of teaching and learning styles to suit individuals and groups
- Differentiated learning materials and resources
- Access to ICT and technology
- Appropriate in class support
- A wide variety of enjoyable activities which support and enrich the curriculum
- Flexible groupings
- A structured curriculum which ensure that pupil’s learning is progressive
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of constantly changing extra-curricular activities, 1.1 support and booster sessions
- Rigorous assessment procedures which emphasis pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement
- Access arrangements for assessments, when appropriate
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you ca find in the School Policies section of our website.