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SEND local offer

Little Melton Primary School Local Offer- September 2017

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Little Melton Primary School is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with SEND

Social Skills programmes/support including strategies to enhance self-esteem

  • Playground buddies- use of supportive peers
  • Social stories to discuss events
  • Lunch time clubs, jobs and responsibilities offered to alleviate unstructured time
  • 1:1 support
Access to a supportive environment – IT facilities/equipment/resources (inc. preparation)

  • Prompt and reminder cards for organisational purposes
  • Pre teaching of strategies and vocabulary
  • Access to lap tops and Ipads
  • Clicker software
  • Scribes
Strategies/programmes to support speech and language

  • Talk Boost
  • 1:1 as necessary
  • Speech therapy where appropriate using supplied resources & delivery of planned programmes by TA
Mentoring activities

  • Mentoring support from SENCO or TA
  • Use of peer mentoring
Access to strategies/programmes to support Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy needs:

  • Intervention from an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapy needs
  • Delivery of planned programmes by TA
  • Provision of equipment advised by specialist
Strategies to reduce anxiety/promote emotional wellbeing (including communication with parents):

  • Time For You
  • Thrive
  • Planned programme of support from SENCO/TA
  • Regular parental contact sessions/home school link book
  • Parent Support Adviser- potential link to Child and Adult Mental Health service and/or Family Support workers and multi-agency support
Strategies to support/develop literacy inc. reading

  • Phonics groups and 1:1 Wave 3 support
  • Read Write Inc. resources and methodology
  • Letters and Sounds resources and methodology
  • Sounds Discovery
  • Catch-up Literacy
  • Additional Literacy Support (resources)
  • Further Literacy Support (resources)
  • Homework club
  • Writing boosters
  • Bug Club online
  • Clicker
  • Nessie – including dyslexia resource
  • Big Write/VCOP games *
  • Small group work
Strategies to support modify behaviour:

  • Use of school’s behaviour policy (see website)
  • Time out
  • Behaviour plans
  • Home-school contact book
  • Visual time table
  • Specialist advice from Educational Psychologist
  • Staff trained in Step-up approach
Strategies to support/develop numeracy

  • Numicon
  • First Class @ Number
  • Wave 3 resources
  • Springboard resources
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • Catch Up Numeracy
  • Big Math stratagies
Provision to facilitate/support access to the curriculum:

  • Small group or 1:1 support from TA
  • Use of personalised equipment
Strategies/support to develop independent learning:

  • Use of visual timetables and checklists
  • Pre-teaching of vocabulary and content
  • Access to personal ICT
  • Chunking of activities
  • Use of individualised success criteria
Support/supervision at unstructured times of the day including personal care

  • Learning mentor or 1:1 support from TA
  • Named TA/MSA at playtimes and lunchtimes
  • Lunchtime clubs, jobs and responsibilities
Planning and assessment

  • Provision mapping
  • Individual targets
  • Regular review of targets with child and parents
  • Termly SCPM
Liaison/Communication with Professionals/Parents, attendance at meetings and preparation of reports

  • Liason with a wide range of professionals eg Education Psychologist, Advisory Support Teacher, Speech and language support team
  • Regular progress meetings with parents
  • Home school contact book
Access to Medical Interventions

  • Strategies and policy for the use of personal medication
  • Individual protocols for children with significant medical needs and allergies
  • Access to school nurse
  • Individual support plans
  • First Aid trained staff
  • Epilepsy Awareness Training


For children with complex SEND, the frequency of such provision may result in the school applying for additional funding to support a child from the cluster.