We carry out assessments of students' needs using a range of testing.
We plan and deliver 1:1 and small group work, boosting literacy, numeracy, language and social skills.
We support students on personalised timetables allowing them to maximise their learning outside of mainstream classrooms.
We offer mentoring and support to students, including those on IEPs.
Regular visits by a wide range of teachers and other professionals to complement the work already done in the ARC.
This includes Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and EAL support
It is important that all staff remember that we have an open door. Any member of staff concerned about students with special needs in their class is welcome to come to the ARC, where we will do our best to provide information and advice on how best to support.
In the classroom:
SEND students are supported in the classroom by high quality, differentiated teaching by the classroom teacher. This includes:
Use of writing frames and sentence starters
Thoughtful classroom organisation including seating plans
Providing coloured worksheets and overlays
Checking in with students
Ensuring that oral information is also provided in simple written form
Careful questioning, building on student skills and confidence
Ensuring that worksheets and reading material meet the reading ages of students
Some students, particularly those with EHCPs or statements may require an adult to support them in the classroom. A Teaching Assistant may work 1:1 with the student but will more commonly work with a range of students. They will help by:
Mediating between the classwork set and the student so that the student can get started
Building the confidence of the student by asking additional questions and do additional checking in
Helping the student to get started and to organise themselves
Encouraging students to challenge themselves and extend their work