Brough Primary School

Springfield Avenue, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1AE

01482667352

brough.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Chair of Governors: Mrs J Drewery

Business Manager: Mrs S Marshall

Special Educational Needs

We, at Brough Primary School, are committed to meeting the needs of every child and have experience of successfully catering for pupils with a wide range of special educational needs or disabilities. 

We believe we are an effective, inclusive school and adapt to meet the learning needs of all children and strive for all children to reach their potential by working in close partnership with parents and other agencies to provide the most appropriate support.

Some children find that they need additional support at some point in their school career. We work hard to identify children with difficulties from an early stage in their education believing that initial difficulties may be quickly addressed. We believe that the younger a child is identified, the better the outcome for that child as it enables some children to catch up with their classmates and gives support early to those who have greater difficulties.

Therefore, children needing intervention are identified at the earliest possible opportunity and individual programmes are established after consultation with parents, pupils, class teachers, the Special Needs Co-ordinator and any relevant agencies, including the Psychological Service

Mrs Rozenbroek is our Special Needs Co-ordinator and can be contacted via the school or via email:

arozenbroek@broughprimaryschool.co.uk

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Additional Provision at Brough School

 

What do we offer?

The Learning Centre

 The Learning Centre is a place for groups of children and individuals to access support for their learning and development in a nurturing environment where they can learn through a variety of practical approaches.

Multi-Sensory Room

At Brough Primary we have created a multi- sensory room (MSR) which can be used by all children to develop a variety of skills, but which ultimately enriches the provision for children with sensory impairment such as Autism, ADHD, and EBD.

The room has a variety of uses and benefits for all children. It provides relaxation activities, visual, tactile and auditory stimulation through the use of a bubble tube and projector. Language development, anger management, speech therapy, hand/eye co-ordination and gross/fine motor skills can all be developed using the special effects in the room.

Phonic/Dyslexia Support

 The school is aware that there may be at least 10% of children in the school with additional needs in the form of Dyslexia. This is in addition to those with other Literacy difficulties. There are specific teaching assistants in the school who have additional qualifications which allows them to deliver multi-sensory programs of work beneficial to those with phonic difficulties and Dyslexia. Children will work on a 1-1 program 2 or 3 times weekly and concentrate on phonics, spelling and reading. Throughout the sessions the children will develop their memory skills, which is another significant difficulty for some children.

 

The school is happy to make initial assessments for children with Literacy difficulties which may or may not be related to Dyslexia. Advice as to ways parents can help at home will be given and teaching assistants are happy to demonstrate the work they do with their child in school. Additional assessments and 1-1 support is discussed with the parents and progress is monitored and shared.

 

Numeracy Support

For some children in the school additional needs focus on Numeracy. The school provides additional 1-1 and small group support for Numeracy. These intervention groups will run outside of maths allocation time and allow children the time to fully understand maths concepts.The younger children follow the Numicon Intervention Program as they require the more visual, practical approach that it offers.

Numicon training is offered by the school to parents each year. Look out for the next training session.

 

Fine Motor Skills 

There are children in the school who require an individualised program of work which develops fine motor and handwriting skills. The school uses 2 programs to develop handwriting for specific children. They are ‘Write from the Start’ and ‘Speed Up.’ Children will also have the opportunity to work on keyboard skills through the use of the BBC Dance Mat program.

 

Outdoor, active learning 

All children throughout the school benefit from learning outdoors. This is particularly so for children with additional needs where the classroom environment can be too restrictive particularly if they are very active, practical and visual learners. It is believed that children who learn outdoors know more, understand more, feel better, behave better, work more cooperatively and are physically healthier.

 

Speech and Language Development 

The school has a successful Speech and Language support program. Where 1-1 development of speech and language skills is led by a teaching assistant who has additional qualifications in Speech and Language. The teaching assistant works closely with the Speech and Language Therapist in order to successfully deliver a specific program of work. If children require it, sign language is taught and the school encourages all children to learn basic signing. If a child is in need of an assessment by the Speech Therapist, it will be discussed with parents or carers.

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 SEND Local Offer and SEN Information report

The local offer and the SEND information report provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.


What is a local offer?

The local authority offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

The local authority provides information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision;
  • health provision;
  • social care provision;
  • other educational provision;
  • training provision;
  • travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
  • preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunity

Links:

 

To view other schools local offers visit fish@eastriding.gov.uk