At Ark Brunel Primary Academy we work hard to ensure we provide for all pupils irrespective of their needs. We know that pupils may need different or additional support at specific times during their time in our school to be successful. We are committed to providing appropriate, targeted support (where needed) which is planned and delivered to the highest standard by all teaching and support staff.
Inclusion is everybody’s responsibility and a whole-school approach. It is therefore an integral part of our teaching practice. Support is available for all pupils regardless of ability, whether there are challenges to overcome or new ones to seek out.
Our school SENco and Inclusion Lead work closely with all teachers to identify pupils with SEN. We then provide appropriate interventions or specialist support as required. Progress is closely monitored following the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ model to ensure support is appropriately pitched, targeted and personalised.
We know that support must be holistic and focus upon the whole child. This means that alongside academic intervention and support, we also focus upon social and emotional skills (particularly emotional regulation), self-esteem, life skills (such as self-organisation and time management) and well-being (physical and mental). We aim to model reflective practice which is not simply reactive but pro-active to anticipate and plan for support ahead of challenges to come.
Our Curriculum is challenging and has high aspirations for all students. Teachers differentiate to adapt resources and outcomes to suit the learning level of individual students including scaffolding up, pre-teaching and post- teaching.
We aim to ensure that where possible, through targeted intervention the learning gap between peers progressively closes to raise attainment and accelerate progress. We track this through our SEN Target Tracker files, pupils’ books, data drop assessment points and half termly pupil progress reviews.
There are three Core Standards of Teaching which include Universal Provision (in-class support), Targeted (timetabled interventions and screening assessments) and Specialist (External support and specialist assessment.)