What approach does the school take to teaching SEN pupils?

The school aims to provide a high quality of teaching for all pupils with the aim of removing barriers learning. Within classrooms differentiation is put in place to ensure that all pupils are challenged and supported to make progress. This may involve provision of additional aids (both learning and physical), additional support or differentiated tasks.

For some areas of the curriculum, children are grouped by their academic ability rather than their age. This is done with careful planning to ensure that their social needs are supported. This mode enables teaching of specific skill to be targeted in order to make rapid progress.

In addition to this intervention support is also put in place (either 1:1 or group work) to meet specific identified needs.

In situations where the provision within school, delivered by both school staff and external professionals, is judged to not be meeting the needs of a pupil then additional support is sought, in conjunction with parents and Stockton LA, in an alternative placement, either within the Local Authority or externally.