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          BROMPTON HALL SCHOOL

SEN ACTION PLAN 15-16

AREA OF NEED

ACTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

COGNITION AND LEARNING

  • Wide and varied curriculum offering a range of accessible courses for all learners.
  • Stimulating classroom environments
  • Range of teaching styles to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • Introduction of new class exercise books, which focus and support the sequential and progressive marking of SPaG, use of key vocabulary, lesson content and learning outcomes.
  • 1:1, paired, group and whole class activities
  • ICT equipment used across the curriculum areas to enhance learning.
  • CAT screening
  • Individual progress trackers
  • IEPs used to identify barriers to learning, specific strategies used, additional requirements for every pupil
  • Work experience placements, careers speakers and visits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERACY

 

  • Whole school common approaches shared in T and L.
  • Thrass charts on walls or desks and referred to regularly for spelling options.
  • Common mnemonics. Punctuation prompts, key words, literacy marking posters displayed in classroom.
  • Daily individual phonics, reading and SPaG activities. Groups of 4/5 for daily literacy lesson(KS2).
  • Weekly spellings (KS2/3)
  • Annual reading and spelling age assessments
  • Literacy icons used across all areas of the curriculum to identify links for learners
  • Speaking and Listening (see communication and interaction below)
  • ‘Reading for Pleasure’- regular use of library, magazine subscriptions on the units, ‘Drop and Read’, World Book Day, visits to Waterstones.
  • Staff attend Network/Teaching Alliance meetings

 

 

 

 

NUMERACY

  • Working memory training for all staff
  • Targeted interventions
  • Daily individual KIRF activities
  • Weeky homework
  • Staff attend Network/Teaching Alliance meetings
  • Success@Arithmetic training for all Maths teaching teams
  • Numeracy icons used across all areas of the curriculum to identify links for learners
  • Whole school common approaches shared in T and L
  • Working Memory games incorporated into Care activities across the residential units

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION

 

  • Whole school pupil screening – Youth Communication Project
  • Staff audit
  • Whole staff training
  • 8 boys currently on NHS list – therapist in school one day a month
  • 7 new referrals after whole school screening – awaiting involvement
  • Speaking and listening activities planned for across all subject areas.
  • Social stories (targeted and general) displayed in classrooms, bedspaces and common areas.
  • Role play, ‘million pound drop’, ‘pass the bomb’, ‘Don’t say it’ games etc.
  • Lego therapy
  • Literacy across the curriculum update in T and L meetings – Speaking and listening posters and presenting information posters shared to be displayed in all classrooms
  • 4 communication champions being trained by Youth Project
  • All staff – social stories training – Care staff have designed social stories for individual pupils to be displayed in bedspaces and common areas.

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

 

  • PSHE, unit forums, Keyworker meetings
  • Wide range of activities and visits in the after school/evening activity grids
  • Compass – Anger management programmes
  • CAMHS
  • Prevention Service
  • Internet Safety Assembly
  • St Catherine’s Hospice – Bereavement Support
  • Langdale keywork has been asked to trial an anger management booklet/programme with an identified KS4 pupil
  • Independent Advocates for LAC
  • Access to NYAS (J Morris) on a regular basis

 

 

SENSORY AND PHYSICAL

 

  • All classrooms offer a range of sensory resources including:
  1. Privacy boards
  2. Ear defenders
  3. Fidget toys
  4. weighted blankets
  5. Coloured overlays/sheets
  6. Pen grips
  • Staff regularly sharing which pupils prefer/benefit from using specific resources.
  • School making replica weighted blankets for identified pupils

 

 

 

HEALTH AND MEDICAL

 

  • Termly visits from the dental hygienist
  • Regular communication with paediatricians, health care agencies
  • Monthly meetings in school with Dr Hopkirk, who is providing reports for EHCP review meetings including:
  1. planning to arrange meetings with parents,
  2. chasing up medication, missed appointments and
  3. referrals at school’s request
  • 'Restart the Heart' Campaign - all students across each cohort took part in the assembly and associated workshops

 

SOCIAL CARE

 

  • Poor attendance and input at EHCP review meetings. Placement Support Officer chasing up individual SW to gain written reports and updates for EHCP paperwork
  • Placement Support Officer providing additional support for parents / carers

 

 

 

 

PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD

 

  • Entry Level Certificate ‘Preparation for working life’ delivered to Year 11 students
  • Staff tracking / monitoring progress and collecting evidence for the Life Skills programme through 2BuildaProfile.
  • Specialist Careers Advisor contributes to Year 9, 10 & 11 Careers lessons during curriculum time and provides individualised support for all Year 11 learners as part of the whole school transition programme, including:
  1. arranging college visits
  2. completing applications for college / employment & apprenticeships,
  3. designing bespoke career action plans
  4. providing regular updates for parents & carers to ensure 0% NEETs for the school