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Question 5 – How is extra support allocated to children and how do they progress in their learning?

Answer 5


  • The school budget, received from Derbyshire LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND.

  • The Headteacher decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors on the basis of needs in the school.

  • The Headteacher and the SENCO discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including:


    • the children getting extra support already,

    • the children needing extra support,

    • the children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected.

      From this information, they decide what resources, training and support is needed.

  • The school identifies the needs of SEND pupils on a provision map. This identifies all support given within school and is reviewed regularly and changes made as needed, so that the needs of children are met and resources are deployed as effectively as possible.

    School provision

  • Teachers responsible for teaching SEND groups/individuals on a part-time basis.

  • Teaching and Learning Assistants mainly working in intervention groups with either individual children or small groups.

  • ICT support in the form of writing and maths programmes, a phonic reading programme, is delivered by Teaching and Learning Assistants during specified ICT lessons and small group or individual sessions, according to need.

  • Teaching and Learning Assistants offering specialised support for children with emotional and social development through our Positive Play Intervention.


    Local Authority Provision


  • Autism Outreach Service

  • Educational Psychology Service

  • Sensory Service for children with visual or hearing needs

  • SALT (Speech and Language Therapy)


    Health Provision


  • Additional Speech and Language Therapy input to provide a higher level of service to the school

  • School Nurse

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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