What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in Queensbridge?
In the classroom:
At Queensbridge regular training means that our teachers have a track record of carefully targeted, in-class support.
For your child this would mean:
The teacher has a strong knowledge of your child’s need and learning style
That all teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
Different ways of teaching are in place so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning.
The class team of teacher, Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants are utilized to add support and scaffold learning where it is needed most.
Specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENCO or outside staff) are in place to support your child to learn.
Progress of your child is checked and reviewed regularly.
Outside the classroom:
Although it is desirable that most learning for pupils with SEN and disability takes place in the social context of the mainstream classroom, if specific needs or gaps in learning need to be addressed, your child might need to attend one of the many effective interventions embedded across the school. These are usually in small groups or on a 1-1 basis and might be for a fixed period. Before starting any intervention, it will be discussed with you by your child’s teacher or a member of the Inclusion team.
If you are still concerned…
If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak to your child’s class teacher initially. The class teacher can make a referral to the SENCO or learning mentors. If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENCO or another member of the Inclusion Team directly. They are often visible in the playground or an appointment can be made by ringing the office