All pupils at Lumley Infant and Nursery School are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. In order to meet the needs of each individual child, we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND. Teachers are well skilled at adapting teaching to meet the diverse range of needs and abilities of the pupils in each class, using a range of strategies to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Daily planning takes into account individual pupil’s needs and requirements. Differentiation is approached in a range of ways to support access and ensure that all pupils can experience success and challenge in their learning.
Examples of how we may adapt the curriculum and learning environment:
- Individualised planning and a modified curriculum for those children who are working significantly below their peers
- Standardised visual timetables in all classrooms to support children to organise their day and develop their independence
- Visual supports such as ‘now and then’ boards or checklists to make tasks more manageable
- A range of teaching and learning styles to meet the needs of all pupils, included within the quality first teaching children receive in their class
- Differentiated learning materials and activities
- Adult support – this could be in-class support, small group work or 1:1 support
- Resources to support gross and fine motor skills
- Sensory space
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements, with targets that are personalised for pupils with SEND
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 1 and Year 1 phonics testing to obtain access arrangements and additional time as appropriate
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you ca find in the School Policies section of our website.