My child has problems with cognition and learning
This can include:
- Reading and spelling
- Learning new information and concepts
- Working with numbers
- Working memory
- Balance and coordination
Students may have conditions such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) or Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia). Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title.
What can Corbridge Middle School offer?
All students at Corbridge can access
- Quality First Teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).
- Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
- Adapted PE equipment to enhance PE lessons.
- Lunchtime homework club where staff will help your child to organise or complete their homework.
- Assessment for identification of significant needs.
Targeted support for small groups may include
- Blocks of 1:1 or small group interventions that focus on a range of needs such as numeracy, literacy, comprehension and spelling.
- Blocks of 1:1 or small group interventions that focus on improving working memory
- Blocks of 1:1 or small group interventions that focus on balance and coordination (fine and gross motor skills).
- Blocks of 1:1 or small group intervention to enhance accessibility to PE.
- Individual timetables / curriculum to suit the individual needs of the pupils.
- Learning Support Assistant in some lessons to help your child access the curriculum.
- Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist).
Support for individual students may include
- Pupil profile created to inform and advise staff on most appropriate strategies to use.
- On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition led by a specialist teacher or specialist teaching assistant.
- “Thrive,” to support optimal social and emotional development.
- Use of laptops and tablet computers with voice recognition.
- A dyslexia screener could be carried out.
- Use of coloured overlays and / or reading rulers for pupils with dyslexia.
- A handwriting screener and / or handwriting intervention for individuals or small groups.
- Termly testing for students with literacy difficulties to review and plan.
- Subject-specialist teaching assistants in key subjects to provide on-going support.
- External agency advice where needed.
- SATS Access Arrangements.
*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.