Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Learning support at Gorsemoor School is seen in a very positive manner. All children are special to us regardless of their ability. We believe that all children have to right to an interesting, rich and varied curriculum. Teachers at our school make sure all work is planned accordingly so that all abilities can access it.

For those children who have recognised additional needs; academic, physical, or diagnosed medical conditions, we can offer support. Since June 2017, we have Full Dyslexia Friendly status. We have access to specialised services, trained counsellors, dedicated physiologists, medical teams and specialist teachers.  In addition, we offer a special PE programme, social skills programs and a trained teacher to support dyslexic pupils. We are a pathway school, which means we have facilities for disabled pupils.

In June 2014, the government published a new document regarding Special Educational Need and Disabilities (SEND) which all schools had to follow. At Gorsemoor Primary School, the majority of children who had an Individual Educational Plan in the past, no longer required one. Any additional support given at school remained the same and the children’s progress is still being closely monitored by their class teacher. However, if a child is found to need more individualised support, a PEP (Personal Educational Plan) is put in place. A copy of this is shared with parents. Mrs Lisa Morris School SENCO is always happy to meet with you. ( Link to a guide for parents)

We believe that learning support should be a team approach; between the parents, the school and the child. We will therefore meet together, plan together and decide on appropriate support together. We can support you with any concerns you may have. These may include behavioural, emotional and educational issues. Additional needs are reviewed on a regular basis and so support will be provided for as long as it is required.

Each year group has a Teaching Assistant (TA) who can support the individual with their work. Staff have regular training so that they are aware of new initiatives for special needs.

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If you have any concerns about your child’s progress , please discuss this firstly with your child’s class teacher. If you need any further help or advice, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Lisa Morris via the school office or by email senco@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk.

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