At Croxley Danes School, carefully planned and targeted assessment and intervention ensures that everyone at the school, regardless of their needs, is given opportunities to succeed and be well prepared for the next stage of their education.
As all students progress at different rates, there may be times when a teacher feels that an individual may benefit from additional support. We support students with a range of needs in the following areas:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, mental and emotional health
- Sensory and or physical
There is a dedicated Learning Support team led by Mr Liam McLaughlin (SENCO), and comprising Learning Support Practitioners (LSP). The SENCO can be contacted via the school's enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The majority of support is provided in class to ensure students have access to teacher support and where appropriate LSP support in the core subjects of Maths and English. The support may be in small groups or individually and will aim to encourage independence. A small group of students have a reduced curriculum where they have additional support, this may be because we feel a student is not completely reaching their potential and may need ‘a little extra push’ or it may be to ‘catch up’ in areas such as literacy and numeracy. We work closely with parents to achieve the best outcomes for their son/daughter and decisions to offer a reduced curriculum or extra support are made in conjunction with parents. Parents can contact the department by phone, email or though meetings at school.
We have access to an Educational Psychologist and work with Specialist Advisory teachers for Hearing and Visual impairment and Autism Spectrum Conditions. Through the NHS we have access to a Speech and Language Therapist.