SEND Offer

This info is intended for parents of pupils attending King Richard School from September 2016 and is, as far as we are aware, correct at the time of publishing. We held a coffee and cake co-production afternoon on 7th July 2016 to review the SEND report. This event was attended by a number of parents, governors, teachers, support staff and students. For further information, please contact the school.

Impacting on you newsletter – Sept 2017 edition

Communication and Interaction

Children may have a delay or disorder in one or more of the areas around Attention / Interaction skills.

This may mean that pupils will find it hard to:

Ignore distractions.
Focus on tasks / instructions.
Stay on task without prompts.
Use appropriate interaction.
Maintain peer relationships.
Initiate or maintain a conversation.

Children may have difficulties understanding / receptive language and will need:

Visual support to understand or process spoken language.
Augmented communication systems.
Repetition of language and some basic language needs to aid their understanding.

Children may have difficulties with speech / expressive Language and will need:

Simplified language and limited vocabulary.
Frequent clarification of ideas.
Some development in the speech sound system.
Additional grammar / phonological development.

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 organisational skills
An understanding of number
Problem-solving and concept development skills
Fine and gross motor skills
Children may have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dysgraphia.

Social, Mental and Emotional health

Children may have difficulties with social and emotional development which may lead to or stem from:

Social isolation
Behaviour difficulties
Attention difficulties (ADHD)
Anxiety and depression
Attachment disorders
Low self esteem
Issues with self-image

Sensory and/or Physical

Children may have medical or genetic conditions that lead to difficulties with:

Specific medical conditions
Gross / fine motor skills
Visual / hearing impairment
Accessing the curriculum without adaptation
Physically accessing the building(s) or equipment
Over sensitivity to noise / smells / light / touch / taste
Toileting / self care

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