Appropriate and Effective Teaching and Learning

Appropriate and Effective Teaching and Learning

1. How we train staff to support the needs of your child.
2. How we provide good teaching for your child and give extra support when needed.
3. How we ensure that parents and children with additional needs are fully included in all school activities.
4. How we ensure that your child has work pitched at the right level to make good progress.
5. Children who hold a place in the Resource Base.

1.

How we train staff to support the needs of your child

All school staff receive appropriate training so they have the knowledge and confidence to support all children and those with specific needs.

At The Meadows Primary we hold weekly staff meetings. Some of this time is used to train staff to enable them to teach children with additional needs, outside agencies may also come into school to deliver training e.g speech and language, medical procedures for asthma etc.

The SEN team are available for staff to come and ask for advice about different teaching strategies and approaches for children with additional needs and outside agencies will be consulted with as appropriate.

Many staff in school have undertaken specialist training to ensure we can meet the needs of children in school.

2.

How we provide good teaching for your child and give extra support when needed
Teachers and Teaching Assistants are able to assess children using a wide range of tools. Support is provided when needs of individual children are identified.
Assessments we use include:
The Early Year Foundation Stage Profile
Cornerstones
Reading Assessments
Observations
Moderation
Use of tests where appropriate.

3.

How we ensure that parents and children with additional needs are fully included in all school activities
At The Meadows Primary due to the extensive building work we are partially accessible, however, once our building work is complete then we will be fully accessible.

Children with additional needs are able to take part in after school clubs and if they apply and reasonable adjustments can be made.

4.

How we ensure that your child has work pitched at the right level to make good progress
The Meadows Primary monitor progress in lots of different ways. This is to ensure that the teaching matches the needs of the individual children. All children will receive quality first teaching and then if more targeted supported is needed then this will be identified and planned for by teachers.
The middle leadership team and senior leadership team carry out regular book scrutiny and give constructive feedback to all teachers. Learning walks and observations are carried out throughout the year.
Teachers have pupil progress meetings where they discuss progress and groupings of children.
Teaching assistants will work on interventions in the afternoons meeting the specific needs of the children that have been identified by outside agencies. These are reviewed and reassessed on a regular basis.