SEN School Report - Waves of Intervention at Wimborne Junior School

The school provides a graduated response to each child dependent on the level of need.

Staff members have been involved in training that has included sessions on:

  • supporting pupils on the autistic spectrum;
  • supporting children with specific learning difficulties impacting on their reading, writing and maths learning;
  • supporting pupils with social and emotional needs, including attachment theory;
  • bereavement and supporting siblings with SEND;
  • supporting pupils with speech and language difficulties;
  • supporting pupils with physical and co-ordination needs;
  • supporting children with specific identified disorders including:  Down’s syndrome, Autism, Anxiety and Dyspraxia;
  • how to handle a child in a positive way.

Provision of Support

For most children, learning needs will be met through high quality and differentiated teaching from the class teacher and a teaching assistant, within a well-organised and carefully planned learning environment. Termly reviews called Pupil Progress Meetings with teachers and members of the senior leadership team monitor children’s attainment and progress. This is a review of progress, a time to discuss assessment results and make plans.

This ensures early identification of children’s additional needs. Early identification is vital. When a child is not achieving age expectation or there is an identified special educational need there will be a graduated response. Teaching in class will be at the heart of driving forward the child’s progress. However, extra intervention may be planned for children to work in a small group or on a one to one basis with an adult. From here we will assess, plan, implement and review.

The assessment will be about gathering information for a child. This will be gained from parents/carers, previous educational experiences, professional assessments and standardised tests. Any concerns about the child arising from this information will be shared between class teacher, Inclusion Manager (Ms Rowlands) and parent/carer.

There is a single stage for children in school with additional needs known as SEND support.

In line with the graduated response outlined in the Code of Practice, we may engage outside professional support.

 

Interventions used in school:

  • Language Links

  • Precision Teaching

  • Pupil Conferencing (Shooting Stars)

  • Motor Skills

  • Reading interventions (Code Project X, Rigby Star)

  • Maths Booster

  • Maths misconceptions

  • Toe by Toe

  • Reading Buddies

  • Maths Buddies

  • ELSA

 

 

The Inclusion Manager co-ordinates the provision of additional resources, including the advice and support of external professionals.

These agencies include:

  • Portsmouth Parenting Service
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist Service
  • Sensory Impairment Service
  • School Nurse
  • Multi-Agency Behaviour Support Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Mary Rose Outreach Service
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Service

Owen’s Party CIC hosting Autistic centric Party Play Sessions

We are a Community Interest Company, set up to benefit the community, especially autistic children. We are non profit organisation started as parents of a child who is on the autistic spectrum (waiting for diagnosis). We will host a classic party play session for children with autism to aid their social skills and wellbeing. 

The Party Play Session attendance is not via invite and is open to all public to place bookings. 

It is common for an autistic child to be excluded from parties and even school leading to isolation and depression.  Also, the child may have anxieties to attend a lively normal party, so does not attend. What is very important is that the child needs to interact and only through experience can they learn and gain confidence.  It is a vital part of our childhood to have those party memories.

This is why and how Owen’s Party was born. Our aim is the following:

·        Enable autistic children excluded from social gatherings to attend a party

·        Enable children to gain confidence and learn to socialise with peers

·        Most important, that it brings them joy, fun and the opportunity to be a child

·        Parent/Carers can share ideas and form a support network in their community

How the Parties Work

We will hold six parties a year in February, April, June, August, October and December.

 

SMALL PARTY

Only 10 paying Children with carer/parent to attend each party.   We have the use of the whole community centre, garden and there is a park next door so there is plenty of space to ensure it is not too crowded.

All on one level and wheelchair friendly

WHO CAN ATTEND

These parties are for Autistic children and their siblings, to be accompanied with parent/carer who is responsible for supervision during the party.  We do not provide supervision.

DIAGNOSED OR NOT

Your child does not need to be formally diagnosed with autism. We know getting a diagnosis can take time or you may wish to not pursue one. If you think your child will benefit from attending our parties, please contact us.

AGE RANGE

Our activities are targeted to suit children aged of 5 to 12.  During this age, they may see peers going to parties or after school gatherings and they want to join in but they are not invited.   Or they may be invited but cannot attend due to their sensory needs.

**  However, autism is dimensional and not all children are the same.

Therefore, at our discretion we may consider children outside of the age range, should they meet our eligibility criteria and the parent feels they will benefit from attending.

COST PER TICKET

£9 per child attending aged 3 years and older.

* siblings aged under 3 are welcome to come along if there is space to accommodate them, free of charge.  But activities/gifts are for paying ticket holders only.  For example pass the parcel game will be only for paying ticket holders.  The parent/carer must supervise young children because the games/toys may have small parts.  Our products are suitable for ages 3 and above.

Not all autistic children are the same. Each has their own different challenges dependent on their social, sensory, behavioural, communication and health issues. Therefore it is important that each child attends the party with a Parent/Carer who knows them and can help them make the most of the experience and can provide one to one supervision.

 

THE PARTY WILL INCLUDE

Our parties will be designed with the autistic child’s need at the centre. Discos or soft play centres do not always suit an autistic child. Loud noise, dark spaces and uncontrolled play can be very frightening.

On our website page NEXT PARTY DETAILS, you will find a party plan for the next party event, showing room layout and what to expect for the next party. Some children may like to know this in advance to help their anxieties. We will aim to have this in place 4 weeks before the party date. A typical party includes the following:

·        Party room – free play activities such as brick building, magnets and sensory fidget toys. Trains, remote control cars, rice box and kinetic sand.

·        Arts and Crafts activity

·        Party games to build co-operative play

·        Enclosed garden for those who need to run and need to use up some energy.

·        A separate Sensory Room with lights and cushions for those who need some quiet time.

·        There may be disco lights and led colour changing lights and calm background music.

·        We will decorate a cupcake to eat at the end of the party and drinks for children

·        Afterwards we finish the party with a game of pass the parcel

·        Tea/Coffee facilities for Parent/Carers (suggested contribution 30p)

private party requests for children with additional needs accepted upon availability

 

Owen’s Party CIC – Company Number 11901060 Non profit Community Interest Company

 

 

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