In the SEN Provision section we have added information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including how we support, identify and assess children with SEND at Sunnybrow Primary School. Please access this information from the SEN Provision menu.
In Sunnybrow Primary School, we recognise that there are four main areas which cover Special Educational Needs. These areas and their meanings are as follows:
Communication and Interaction
Delay in attention / Interaction Skills—children may have difficulties ignoring distractions and may need regular prompts to stay on task. They may find whole class work difficult. They may need individualised motivation in order to complete tasks. These children may have peer relationship issues or may not be able to initiate or maintain a conversation.
Understanding / Receptive Language—children may need visual support to understand or process spoken language. Children may repeat language.
Speech / Expressive Language—children may use simplified language and use limited vocabulary. Ideas and conversations may be difficult to follow, with the need to request further clarification. Some immaturities are in the sound system. Grammar/phonological awareness is still fairly poor and therefore literacy can be affected.
Cognition and Learning
Children may have difficulties with the skills needed for effective learning such as use of: language, memory and reasoning skills; sequencing and organisation skills; an understanding of number; problem-solving; fine and gross motor skills; independent learning skills; exercising choice; decision making and information processing.
Social, Mental and Emotional Health
Children may have difficulties with social and emotional development which may lead to or stem from: social Isolation; behavioural difficulties; attention difficulties; anxiety and depression; attachment disorders; low self esteem and issues with self image.
Sensory and/or Physical
These pupils may have a medical or genetic condition that could lead to difficulties with: specific medical conditions; gross and fine motor skills; visual or hearing impairment; accessing the curriculum without adaptation; physically accessing the school building or equipment; oversensitivity to noise / smells / light / touch / taste and issues with toilet / self care.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Sunnybrow Primary School
In Sunnybrow Primary, we currently have 24% of our pupils on the SEN register. At present, we have no children with an Educational Health and Care plan. We have experience of supporting children and young people with a range of needs, including:
*Speech, language and communication needs
*Autistic Spectrum Disorder
*Gross and fine motor difficulties
*Social, emotional and mental health needs
*General and specific learning difficulties
If you have any questions about SEND please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.