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SEND Information Report

To contact Ms Monks (Inclusions/SENDCo) regarding your Nursery / Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 child, please use the form below.

To contact Mrs Nnochiri (Inclusions/SENDCo) regarding your Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6 child, please use the form below.

Please see link below to our SEND provision at Gascoigne Primary

Special Educational Needs Information Report Sept 2021


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 – Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 as well as ASC


Lesley Nnochiri – Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 as well as SEMH


Our Special Educational Needs Governor is  Mr Jain.


SEN Provision Map – Gascoigne Primary


Area of need

Suggested Inclusion Strategies for High Quality Teaching

Targeted Provision

Cognition and learning

These are suggestions, not a full list, as teachers will adapt to each child's needs:

Differentiated curriculum,  adapting the delivery and/or learning outcome.

Targeted questioning. 

Multisensory teaching

Visual timetables

Use of visual aids.

Writing frames/trigger words.

In class support from TLA.

Focused group work with class teacher or TLA

Guided reading/ writing.

Talk partners

Note taking

Prompt cards.


Chunked teaching.

Learning breaks.

Dyslexia friendly strategies.



Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Phonic groups

1 – 1 targeted support during child imitated play

Key Stage One

Oxford Reading Tree,

Alien Adventures reading programme

Phonic Groups –Read, write inc

Year 2 onwards - Direct instruction

15 minutes a day

Phonological Awareness Packs

Key Stage Two

Direct Instruction

Phonological Awareness Training (PAT)

Specific phonics groups including:

Read Write Inc.


Alien Adventures reading programme

Code X reading programme

Reading for Meaning

Reading and thinking

Reading comprehension groups.

High interest / low level readers.

Booster groups

In class support from TLA

Maths Makes Sense

Maths word problems

Springboard Maths

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.

Structured routines.

Language simplified.

Instructions given in steps.

Task boards.


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

Colourful Semantics.

Individual articulation work

Picture Exchange Communication System

Social communication groups.

Individual speech and language programme



Pre-teaching vocabulary groups

Designated autism rooms

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)


Mindup teaching.

Reflection areas in all classes.

Staff understanding of relationships and pupil development on SEMH.

Thrive strategies.

Circle time

Positive praise.

Playground friends

Social stories

Support from learning mentors.

Celebration assemblies.

Rights Respecting Schools.

Stay on Green.

Class reward systems.


Thrive groups or 1:1

Social skills groups: 

     Anger management

     Self esteem


Individual behaviour plans

Solution focused mentoring.

Behaviour Coaching 

Transition groups

Circle of friends

Nurture Groups

Learning mentor support

School counsellor

Mental Health first aiders.

Emotional well-being lead support.

Student social worker


Horizon 360 - an SEMH additionally resourced provision

Sensory and Physical


Flexible teaching arrangements

Medical support

Staff given specific training as appropriate

Disabled changing facilities at both sites

Lift on both sites

Additional equipment such as:

- pencil grips

- adaptive rulers and scissors.

- enlarged print


- posture mats


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