Children do not all progress at the same rate and provision is made within the school for children who, for a variety of reasons, are experiencing any difficulties. When a child has been identified as requiring additional support, parents will be notified and invited to come in to school to discuss the matter with the class teacher and/or the Support for Learning teacher.
A programme of work may be initiated to help to overcome the difficulties being experienced by the child and this programme may involve a request for additional home support. Some children will have an IEP (Individualised Educational Programme) devised for them. This will be devised by the class teacher and support for learning staff. The IEP will be shared with parents and the programme will be monitored and updated on a regular basis. Staff also work in partnership with other agencies. E.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology Department.
Support for Learning teachers may work with a child, or group of children, in the classroom and sometimes children are withdrawn for specific tasks. Some children may only need additional help for a short period of time whereas others may have a longer term requirement. Children requiring extra help, may also be supported in the additional support needs base. Extra help can be provided for literacy, numeracy, personal, social and emotional, and behavioural needs.
Parents who have concerns about their child’s progress should make an appointment to discuss the matter with the class teacher in the first instance