HOW DOES NOADSWOOD KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS EXTRA HELP AND WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MY CHILD MAY HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS?
In the Summer Term before students are due to start at Noadswood a liaison meeting is held between Katrina Spence and the SENCOs at all the feeder schools. During this meeting information is passed on about individual students and if they have or have had any SEND needs.
In addition we compile further information about each student. A Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) and literacy assessments which include reading tests and a spelling test are completed.
Further assessments are carried out throughout a student’s time at Noadswood to support any exam Access Arrangements and/or to provide teaching and support staff with as detailed a picture of need as possible.
How will the Curriculum be matched to my Child’s Needs
Data is used to accurately track student progress. Your child will be set challenging targets. Our aim is to support your child in attaining the targets. Good practice is shared by colleagues on a regular basis. Subject department meetings, Good News Friday are examples of times when staff work co-operatively to overcome learning barriers that students may experience.
Here are some practical examples
We have a supported break and lunchtime club to foster social skills and self-esteem.
We have an individualised transition programme for Year 6 pupils and work closely with the feeder schools to ensure students feel happy and confident in Year 7.
We have a supported Homework Club for students in Years 7, 8 & 9.
Staff are trained to carry out specific physiotherapy programmes.