Huntingtree works with pupils, families and professionals to make adaptations to the curriculum to support the needs of SEN pupils. It is the general aim, in all subjects, that all children acquire the skills and content appropriate to the unit and year group they are in. When a child has particular difficulties, then provision is made to help that child access or prioritise the content of the unit/lesson - or to help the child develop their skills from the point they are at.
In situations where this is not appropriate, children with an SEN access our Alternative Writing Provision and/or Alternative Maths Provision (see below). These alternative provisions provide prioritised objectives, structured into stages to allow regular assessment points and the ability to track children’s progress. This allows children to develop their maths or writing skills from the point they are at. Children with a SEND that impacts their reading or phonics skills receive additional reading intervention through ‘Rapid Reading’ and phonics interventions using the Read, Write, Ink format. Children accessing the alternative provision also receive alternative home learning pitched to their current level of knowledge.
In some rare situations, a child with an Education and Health Care Plan might have a completely individualised and personalised curriculum - linked to the outcomes in their EHCP rather than the age appropriate curriculum.
Learning Environment Adaptations:
Huntingtree works with pupils, families and professionals to make reasonable adjustments to the learning environment. This can be on an individual level, with some children being provided with personalised workstations along with visual prompts and timetables, alongside a class or school-wide level. To ensure consistency with visual prompts, Huntingtree use Widgit Online.
Wider adaptations to the learning environment include ensuring displays and lesson slides are not overloaded to prevent cognitive overload alongside ensuring classrooms are clutter free and calm environments.
For children with physical and/or sensory needs the environment is adapted accordingly to enable pupils to take better advantage of the education, benefits, facilities and services we provide. For further information, please consult our school's Accessibility Plan.