St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School

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SEN Report and Policy

SEN Report and Policy

SENCO:  Mrs Joanne Jay, Vice Principal

Additional Educational Needs

All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of external support where appropriate.

Additional Programmes

Listed below is a brief overview of some of the additional programmes which we use, when appropriate, to support learners.

BLAST! (Boosting Language, Auditory Skills and talking)

This is a 6 week, daily programme for children in the Foundation Stage and KS1, which teaches attention, listening, memory, rhyme, turn-taking and group work.

Speech and Language programmes

The school delivers Individualised programmes written by a Speech and LanguageTherapist either on a 1:1 basis or in a group.  These programmes can include speech sound production, language development and social skills, depending on the child’s needs.   We also have a SALSA (speech and language support assistant) who delivers specialist support one day per week for children who have been referred, by the school or by a medical professional, to be assessed by the Speech and Language Therapy Service.

  JumpAhead

The JumpAhead programme has been developed by Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and works to develop co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills.

Toe by Toe

This programme is delivered on a 1:1 basis by Teaching Assistants and is designed for children who find it difficult to decode text, read fluently and / or struggle to read unfamiliar words confidently. 

Therapeutic play

This intervention is accessible to pupils who may be experiencing difficulty with some aspects of home/school life e.g. a family bereavement which may impact on their school life. This is a programme delivered usually in exceptional circumstances. It enables young people to express deeper worries in a supportive 1:1 environment.

Learning Mentor support

A Learning Mentor sessions provide support and guidance to pupils who are experiencing difficulties with their learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems.

Sensory circuits

Sensory circuits are delivered in groups and are designed to focus concentration in readiness for the day’s learning. The circuit also encourages the development of the sensory processing skills.

Social skills

Social skills groups are run with groups of children and are designed to develop / raise self and others’ awareness explore communication and body language and develop communication skills.

  1. St Augustine SEN report Nov 18
  2. SEN policy