Special Education Provision
In a small school, such as Landewednack, the children receive a great deal of individual attention and any weaknesses in basic skills are readily diagnosed and extra help given. Identification of special need will involve the County staged assessment process as outlined in the Code of Practice and in the County Guidance booklet (available in the school office). Staff will discuss any concerns they have about a child with the parents. Parents will be advised if staff feel that a child should be put on the register of need. Should any serious difficulties arise, the advice of the County Psychological Service may be sought. The Advisory Teacher for Special Education Needs and a child’s ‘Statement’ may make provision for a measure of ancillary support in the classroom. Statements of Special Educational needs are reviewed annually and the parents of statemented pupils are consulted prior to any review taking place. For those children who are not statemented but still need additional support, the school aims to have both a teacher and a teaching assistant in each class for the majority of the week. In addition to this the school develops a provision map each year to establish areas where individuals may need extra support. Intervention programmes are put in place to enable the children to develop in these specific areas.
The school will make provision of a package of support for any child with SEND, depending on the level of disability or learning difficulty. This could be classroom support, aids for disability, or in some cases, one-to-one tuition.
Children who are gifted and talented in a specific area are offered additional opportunities through the Educational Trust. Work is differentiated by staff to provide additional challenge.