Special Educational Needs and Disability Key Information

At HLC Primary , we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. Within our rich and varied curriculum, every child is given opportunities and support, in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, which should facilitate each child’s chance to reach the highest possible standards. All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and strive to break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners.  All staff, including our Learning Support Mentors are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.

4 Broad Areas of Need

A brief description of the four broad areas of need follows.  Many children have needs in more than one area, and every child is different; often the area of need given for a particular child is their ‘prime’ area.

"Everyone at HLC shares the same ambition for high quality support and outcomes for students with SEND, and everyone is clear what their role is in achieving this."

Interventions, Activities and Strategies that might be used when needed to support children
  • Use of appropriate visual timetables
  • Access to laptops/tablets
  • Key text enlarged where necessary
  • Pre-teaching of strategies and vocabulary
  • Specialist equipment to access curriculum

There are many strategies that we employ to support children’s transition.

  1. Additional transition time when moving to a new year group or school.
  2. Specialist, planned transition activities for children needing a little extra support.
  3. Meet the teacher meetings for both children and parents.