Special educational needs and disability (SEND)
The teaching and support staff have expertise in one or more areas of special needs. In the last academic year, we put in additional training into Team Teach, Protective Behaviours, Read Write Inc., Phonics training, and the Challenge for Good programme.
The teaching and support staff have expertise in one or more areas of special needs. In the last academic year we put in additional training into Team Teach, Protective Behaviours, Read Write Inc., Phonics training, and the NQPML training programme.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs. Maylie Dickerson and all the staff at Rockingham are trained to look out for any special needs for the children in their care and to support them through ‘Quality First’ teaching. The teaching and support staff have expertise in one or more areas of special needs. In the last academic year, we put in additional training into Speech and language support called Talking Progress and three members of staff undertook the intensive Talking Success training provided by the NHS Speech and Language team to provide this successfully. Mrs. Dickerson completed the National SENCo accreditation in January, 2017.
This year staff will continue their training in Read Write Inc. Phonics, Talking for writing, Effective Maths and the Challenge for Good programme and all staff will continue their professional development in recognising and managing various special educational needs.
As of September 2019, we have 39 children receiving special needs support. The planning and teaching of the children with special needs is monitored by senior members of staff in consultation with the teachers, children and children’s parents and carers.
Lots of thought, planning and preparation goes into using our support staff to ensure children achieve the best academic outcomes, gain independence and are prepared for learning in the future from the earliest possible age.
Teaching Assistants are used in the classrooms where support is most needed. One child at present has full time 1:1 support. Teaching Assistants and the SENDCo carry out 1:1 sessions, small group interventions and in-class support.
We have prepared a full report covering the whole range of our SEND work which is available at the left-hand side of this page.
If you have a question or need a solution to any issue or problem regarding your child, we request that you contact Mrs. Dickerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) the SENDCo or Mrs. Hudson, the Headteacher, who will arrange to meet you as soon as possible.
If, after speaking to them, you feel that they have not sorted out your query or complaint to your satisfaction, then please follow the DRET complaints procedure.
This year we have had no complaints.