At Ladywood Primary we believe ‘if we can dream it we can do it!’ We aim to meet the individual needs of every child to enable them to fulfill their own potential. All children have the right to a broad, balanced curriculum including extra-curricular activities and we will make all reasonable adjustments to ensure each child is fully supported.

Schools have a responsibility to provide learning opportunities for all children. At Ladywood Primary this is achieved by differentiated questions and tasks matched to pupils’ abilities on a day to day basis.

The school also make special educational provision for children who have ‘significantly greater difficulty in learning than most children of the same age’. This provision is usually individually planned involving additional support by a teaching assistant, a teacher and modification of resources of technological aid.

Similarly, vulnerable children are supported by Key Attachment Teaching Assistants (KATAs). KATAs form special attachments with children who have social and emotional learning needs and deliver THRIVE activities on a one-to-one and small group basis. KATAs also follow a cohort of children through school to ensure a consistency in relationships.

Other agencies are often involved in working with these children, such as speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.

Parents are always consulted and are invited to regular review/liaison meetings to discuss their child’s progress and agree next steps.

More information about how children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported at Ladywood Primary is available on our website.

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