There are three stages of support
STAGE 1 - Well differentiated, quality first teaching, including where appropriate, the use of small group intervention.
STAGE 2 - Additional SEND support
STAGE 3 - Cause For Concern - High Needs Funding/Education Health and Care Plan
All children at Waynflete are supported at Stage 1. They all have access to first quality teaching, which includes effective assessment and planning. Stage 1 also includes carefully differentiated activities or approaches directly related to the curriculum which are part of good practice in making teaching and learning accessible to pupils learning at different rates. Our school has an ethos where we ensure that all children are able to learn in the way that they learn best. We ensure that we plan and deliver multi-sensory lessons that include a variety of visual, kinaesthetic, and auditory activities so all children are able to access what is being taught. We encourage a calm and organised learning environment and ensure that instructions are kept short and are repeated for those who need it.
Some children may be identified in tracking meetings with the Head Teacher and SENCo as ‘low attainers’ who need to make accelerated progress in order to meet age related expectations. We ensure that we monitor these children closely and provide support for the additional needs in a variety of ways. It may occur that a combination of these approaches are used to address targets identified for individual children.
Some children arrive at Waynflete requiring Stage 2 support as they have previously received additional intervention and/or recommendations from outside agencies. These children will automatically be placed on our SEND register and will be provided with Stage 2 support, if agreed in transition meetings.
If after agreed period of time the support arrangements provided at Stage 2 does not meet the needs of the child and they are therefore not making expected progress, it will be agreed by the SENCO, parents and other professionals involved, that the child requires Stage 3 support. Stage 3 allows children to access a more highly individualised programme of support.
Either an application to Higher Needs Funding or an aplication for an Assessment of Needs with the aim to obtain an Education Health and Care plan, will be completed by the SENCo. (Please find more information on these forms of support by clicking the link below)
Some children arrive at Waynflete at this level of support. In discussions at transition meetings it will be agreed whether this level of support will need to continue at Waynflete. If a child has received High Needs Funding at Nursery/ Pre-school, Miss Talbot needs to re-apply to recieve this funding for the duration of the child's time at Waynflete. It is required that one school term is used to gather evidence to support this referral. If a child arrives at Waynflete with an EHC Plan, Miss Talbot will create a Interim Target Plan that outlines the priorities on the child's EHC Plan and details how we as a school will provide support for each priority.
At this Stage of support we regard parental involvement as key to successful outcomes of support. Regular meetings will be held with parents and other professionals involved to ensure that the processes run smoothly, and all parties are in agreement with support arrangements in place.