Special Educational Needs
At Driffield CE Infant School our aim is to provide a challenging and stimulating curriculum for children of all abilities to ensure they are happy and confident learners and have a thirst for learning.
We offer all children effective inclusion in high quality everyday personalised teaching which is based on clear objectives and next steps for children using lively and interactive teaching styles. Our enquiry based approach, with focused and personalised group work, we find, is the best way to reduce, right from the start, the number of children who need extra help with their learning or behaviour.
For those pupils needing a bit of extra support to meet their targets and catch up with their peers, we offer timely intervention which may take place in the classroom or in a small group in a quiet area of school. This may involve 1:1 reading practice, some phonics or maths support or small group or individual writing support. We also offer support in social development through friendship and social groups and we work closely with the speech and language therapists who run fortnightly clinics in our school, by supporting children with the important early skill of speech development.
For a small number of pupils the quality first teaching and catch-up programmes are not enough so we may need to offer a more intensive programme involving more individual support or specialist expertise.
All classes have a full-time teaching assistant who works closely with the class teacher to ensure all our pupils get the support they need. We also employ 3 specialist SEN TAs who either support pupils who have a statement of educational need or run catch up programmes.
For more information about our support for pupils with SEN please contact our SENCO: Mrs V Kettlewell at school. Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children and Families Bill (September 2014) requires that schools and local authorities publish information about the services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This document is called the Local Offer, the intention is that this document will improve choice and transparency for families. Please click on the link below to access our Local Offer. Driffield CE Infant School Local Offer
To give you a clearer indication of the how the local offer works in our school we have also produced a School SEN Information Report which can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Driffield CE Infant School SEN Information Report
Arrangements for access for all pupils are detailed in our school accessibility plan which you can find on the following link: