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SEND Information Report

Special Educational Needs Information Report


All children share a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which meets their social and learning needs. We recognise that it is the teacher's responsibility to meet the needs of all children in their class through their classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching styles and differentiation.


Our guiding principle is one of inclusion. We want to identify and break down possible barriers to learning in order that all children can achieve their best and become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators are:


Cheryl Monks – Foundation stage and key stage 1.


Lesley Nnochiri – Key stage 2.


We can be contacted via the school office on 020 8270 4291


The Special Educational Needs Governor is  Mr Jain.


SEN Provision Map – Gascoigne Primary


Area of need

Suggested Inclusion Strategies


Cognition and learning

Differentiated curriculum planning, activities delivery and outcome

Multisensory teaching

Visual timetables

Use of visual aids, including ‘Communicate in Print’

Writing frames

In class support from TA / SSA

Focused group work with class teacher (guided reading/ writing)

Talk partners

Note taking

Prompt cards


Foundation Stage

Phonic groups – Letters and Sounds,

Jolly Phonics

1 – 1 targeted support during child imitated play

Key Stage One

Oxford Reading Tree,

Floppy’s Phonics

Alien Adventures reading programme

Phonic Groups – Letters and Sounds

Year 2 onwards - Direct instruction

15 minutes a day

Phonological Awareness Packs

Key Stage Two

Direct Instruction

Phonological Awareness Training (PAT)

Word Shark

Specific phonics groups

Wellington Square

Alien Adventures reading programme

Code X reading programme

Reading for Meaning

Reading and thinking

High interest / low level readers.

Booster groups

In class support from SSA

Singapore maths

Maths word problems

Targeted maths support

Colourful semantics

Dragon Hunters writing programme

Pirate writing programme

Communication and interaction

Differentiated curriculum planning, activities delivery and outcome

Visual timetables

Use of visual aids, including ‘Communicate in Print’

Structured routines

Strategies suggested in SLCN handbook


Social stories

Languagelink Support Groups (Reception)

Time to Talk Programme (Key Stage One)

Stories for Talking (Rec/ year one)

Socially Speaking (Key Stage Two)

Speech and language groups:

Semantics; grammar;  pragmatics; attention and listening; comprehension

Living Language

Individual articulation work

Picture Exchange Communication System

Individual speech and language programme



Pre-teaching vocabulary groups

Designated autism rooms

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Stay on green behaviour policy

Circle time

Motivation assemblies

Playground friends

Social skills groups

Social stories

Support from learning mentors


Social skills groups:      Anger management

Self esteem


Bert’s Puppet Theatre

Individual behaviour plans

Behaviour Coaching (Upper Key Stage 2)

Transition groups

Circle of friends

Three Nurture Groups

Sensory and Physical

Flexible teaching arrangements

Medical support

Staff given specific training as appropriate

Disabled changing facilities at both sites

Lift on both sites


Regular access to fully equipped sensory room

Write from the start


Roll’n write


Clever Fingers

Individual occupational therapy programmes

Individual physiotherapy programmes

Touch typing

Additional equipment when needed.


Glossary of Terms


SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability
SEN Code of Practice The legal document that sets out the requirements for SEN
EHC Plan Education, Health, Care Plan
SEN Special Educational Needs
SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
ESW formerly SSA Educational Support Worker, formerly Special Support Assistant
SALT Speech and Language Therapist
CAMHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
EP Educational Psychologist
SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulties
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
VI Visual Impairment
HI Hearing Impairment
MSI Multiple Sensory Impairment