At Mickleton Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers.
We follow the 'Gloucestershire Graduated Pathway' for children with SEND needs. In addition to this we have our own preliminary pathway for children whom we identify as having 'additional needs'.
Our curriculum promotes learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also the range of additional opportunities that our school provides to enrich the experiences of our children no matter where their strengths may be. Our inclusive approach and ethos enables all of our children to access their learning confidently and we offer support where necessary to ensure that every child has a positive and happy experience in school.
If you have any concerns about your child please do not hesitate to contact our school SENCO.
Our school SENCO is Miss Nikki Britt: email@example.com
Supporting SEND pupils at home 2021
Children’s mental health is so important if they are to engage in learning in a positive way, Therefore it is vital that your child is happy and comfortable before you begin to introduce activities during the day.
Some days your child may not want to complete all of the home-learning tasks, this is the benefit of being at home, it really is ok to explore other activities away from the curriculum.
As a school we are uploading work daily to Seesaw and the school website. Whilst the tasks are mostly differentiated, you may find that your child faces challenges and at times does not want to complete the work.
To support this there are a range of practical activities and approaches available on the school website in the ‘SEND’ section. Use of art, drama, dance, lego, play dough, sand and lots of other play resources are all ways of changing the activity to encourage engagement is consistent.
In school we use ‘Now and Next’ cards to prepare children for the next activity, we use visual time- tables, literacy helping hands, mood cards. All of these are available on the SEND website to support your child at home and to allow you to have the most positive experience home learning with your child.
Your class teacher will suggest ideas for the learning tasks. If you have any questions or require further support, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Nikki Britt (SENDCO)
Ten percent of the population are believed to be dyslexic, but it is still often poorly understood. With the right support, the strengths and talents of dyslexic people can really shine. (The Dyslexia society)
Our current CPD programme is focusing around dyslexia so that staff are trained and have an awareness of how to support any children who may have dyslexic tendencies.
At Mickleton School we use the Nessy Screening programme if we have any concerns that a child may have dyslexia. This screening programme is used widely across the country in school settings.
If you have any concerns about your child please contact Miss Britt (SENDCO) at school.
Listed below are some useful resources for dyslexia support:
An introduction to Dyslexia
The Dyslexia society support website
Nessy learning - a free ebook to read with your child
Our Dyslexia Pathway at Mickleton
In order to identify common signs of dyslexia we follow the Gloucestershire Graduated SEND Pathways approach
After initial focus on Quality First teaching we would offer a dyslexia screening assessment through 'Nessy'. Please note this does NOT diagnose dyslexia but identifies some possible interventions to support your child in particular areas.
If areas are recognised through this initial screening process, your child will then take part in daily NESSY learning intervention. Progress will be monitored and screening checks will be repeated to ensure the provision is effective.