Speech and Language Therapy
At Spring Hill CP School we are assisted by NHS Speech and Language Therapists that assess and then provide support plans for some of our children in school. These support plans are then delivered in school by teachers and teaching assistants as either an extra intervention or to scaffold pupils learning during whole class lessons.
As well as the support from NHS Speech Therapy from November 2017 we have employed Shanaz Khan from Oakleigh Speech Clinic (http://oakleighspeechclinic.co.uk/) who is assisting us in assessing children and providing individual care plans for children at Spring Hill CP School.
She provides support for a wide variety of speech and language related areas. Shanaz Khan will often carry out her own assessments of pupils to determine how she might be able to provide support. Some of her groups provide support to improve confidence or social skills. Other groups are working on increasing vocabulary, memory strategies or skills needed for story telling.
Literacy and Numeracy Interventions
Five Minute Box and Number Box
The Five Minute Box and The Number Box are proven multi-sensory systems for teaching early literacy and numeracy skills and assessing children for potential learning difficulties. These are used with small groups of children for 20mins sessions up to five times a week.
IDL Cloud https://www.idlcloud.co.uk/#method
IDL Literacy (Indirect Dyslexia Learning) is a cloud based intervention software that has been specifically designed for pupils with dyslexia and dyslexic type tendencies. IDL cloud has also reported a significant improvement in the literacy skills of pupils with Meares Irlen Syndrome, autism, amongst EAL learners and those who are struggling with Literacy in general. IDL is easy to use for pupils and teachers, provides structured sequential learning with a multi-sensory approach, and encourages pupils to become independent learners.
IDL Cloud is used across the school from KS1 to KS2 to boost levels of literacy. Some children are beginning to use this at home which is proving successful. If a pupil accesses IDL Cloud 2 hours a week for 3 months on average a pupil will make 10 months progression in their spelling and reading.
At Spring Hill CP School Liz Kay is the schools Learning Mentor who monitors and provides structured programs for social and emotional well-being for children and families.
Is an after school program that provides emotional support for pupil who have experienced loss or bereavement. This program is ran after school once a week by teachers and support staff supporting children across the whole of the school.
Sporting NRG https://www.sportingnrg.com/
Sporting NRG is an outside provider that is helping Spring Hill CP School develop our community gardening project and develop pupil confidence and social skills. NRG currently work with a two groups of eight children in year 3 on social skills and confidence through a gardening project and outdoor pursuit activities such as canoeing and rock climbing. Throughout the year Sporting NRG are available to work with targeted groups or individuals to provide team working and social activities.
Individual Learning Plan ILP
Pupils who are having difficulties within a certain subjects or emotional well-being will be given an ILP this will provide a specific target for children to achieve over a short period of time. Extra time and support is offered for pupils with ILP’s depending on their needs. These are monitored during termly pupil progress meetings.
Children Operating in P Scales and significantly well below
It needs to be remembered that children learn at different rates and speed and that this varies at different times in their lives. Children who are operating significantly well below will be assessed and tracked against local and national expectations using PIVATs.
For children who are operating significantly below and on P Scales every effort is made for pupils to remain in class and work alongside their peers.
Although it is often needed for some children who are operating well below to have access to different types of curriculum compared to their peers and this may mean they will be working on a one to one or in small groups outside their classroom.
Curriculum and Learning
Equals Curriculum http://equals.co.uk/schemes-of-work-for-the-national-curriculum/
The Equals Curriculum is to be used by class teachers for pupils who are operating in P scales. These medium term plans are to be used to help the planning for lessons. It does not have to be followed directly but it is used to give ideas and support to the class teacher and teaching assistants.
Support for teachers
The class teacher is responsible for every child in class and will differentiate the work for children who are working below age related expectations. The class teacher will be supported by the SENCo and specialist teachers when necessary to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all the children at Spring Hill CP School.
English as an Additional Language EAL
At Spring Hill CP school we recognize and admire families who have moved to another country and are taking on the challenge of learning a new language. For most of our learners EAL is a significant factor in the progress of the pupils at Spring Hill CP School.
Racing to English http://www.racingtoenglish.co.uk/about.html
Racing to English is a structured program that class teachers will use. The Racing to English resources help learners new to English to learn words and phrases that are needed in school and family life. EAL children will receive additional support when needed depending on their need. The organized interaction activities can be used for all children and promote discussion and subject language that is needed to make progress against the national curriculum.