Special Educational Needs and Disability SEN/D

Leavesden Green JMI School and Nursery is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support
children with SEN/D.

Social Skills programmes/support including strategies to enhance self-esteem
– Practical skills programmes for individual children
– Play leader programme
– Practical skills programme for small groups of 2/3 children
Access to a supportive environment – IT facilities/equipment/resources (inc. preparation)
– Prompt and reminder cards for organisational purposes
– Pre teaching of strategies and vocabulary
– Specialist equipment to access the curriculum
– INCO lending library of specific activities/games to support learning
Strategies/programmes to support speech and language
– Interventions from a Speech and Language Therapist
– Delivery of a planned Speech and Language programme from specialist teaching assistant
– Support from a member of staff trained in speech and language strategies
Mentoring activities
– Use of talk partners
– Use of peer mentoring/buddying
– Support from a specialist TA
– Planned programme from the class teacher
Strategies/programmes to support Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy needs
– Interventions from an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist
– Delivery of a planned Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy programme from a specialist teaching assistant
Strategies to reduce anxiety/promote emotional wellbeing (including communication with parents)
– Planned programme of support from an allocated teaching Assistant
– Meet and greet session at the start of each day
– Parental contact session at the end of each week
– Half termly coffee afternoon for parents and Inclusion team
– Referral to CAMHS
– Referral to Family Support Worker
– Referral to Children’s Centre
Strategies to support/develop literacy inc. reading
– Small group support in class through Guided Teaching
– Withdrawal in a small group for ‘Catch-up Literacy activities’
– Withdrawal by a specialist teaching assistant for 1:1 support
– EAL support
– 1:1 tuition from a qualified teacher
Strategies to support/modify behaviour
– Use of the school’s behaviour policy (available on school website)
– Time out
– Involvement of allocated adults/ teaching assistants
– Social skills/behavior modification groups
– Circle of Friends
– Referral to Chessbrook ESC
Strategies to support/develop numeracy
– Small group support in class through Guided Teaching
– Withdrawal in a small group for ‘Catch-up Numeracy activities’
– Withdrawal by a specialist teaching assistant for 1:1 support
– 1:1 tuition from a qualified teacher
Provision to facilitate/support access to the curriculum
– Small group support from the classroom teaching assistant
– 1:1 support in the classroom from a teaching assistant to facilitate access through support or modified resources
– Specialist equipment
– Use of a personalised curriculum
Strategies/support to develop independent learning
– Use of visual timetables and checklists
– Pre teaching of vocabulary and content
– Access to personal ICT
– ‘Chunking’ of activities
– Use of individualised success criteria and target setting
Support/supervision at unstructured times of the day including personal care
– Play Leader at play/lunch times
– Named teaching assistant at playtime
– Named Midday Supervisor at lunchtime
Planning and assessment
– Individual Education Plan
– Individual targets
– Regular review of targets with child and parents
Liaison/Communication with Professionals/Parents, attendance at meetings and preparation of reports
– INCO as point of contact
– Liaison with a wide range of professionals
– Regular progress meetings with parents
– Explanation of professional reports to parents
– Sign post to parent partner
Medical Interventions
– Strategies for the use of personal medication
– Individual protocols for children with significant medical needs and allergies
– Provision of aids and resources to support learning
– Access to the school nurse
– Individual support plans for pupils with short term medical needs 1:1 support for life saving interventions

For children with complex SEN/D, the frequency of such provision may result in the school applying for additional funding to support a child, known as Exceptional Needs Funding.

Please click HERE to view our School Information Report (SEND Local Offer)