Langton Green Primary School

Specialised Provision

We are committed to inclusion and all stakeholders have a shared vision and responsibility.

At Langton Green Primary School we endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion for all pupils whilst meeting their individual needs. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities for learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs as we believe that every child has a right to ‘be the best they can be’. 

We use a range of specialised provision strategies to support pupils with Special Educational Needs, as well as our high-attaining pupils.

Special Education Needs (SEN) Provision

We are committed to inclusion.  We endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all pupils whilst meeting their individual needs as learners. 

What do we mean by Special Educational Needs?  

Children have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for them. They may have: 

  • a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
  • a disability that presents them from making full use of the educational facilities provided for children of the same school age.

 They may have difficulty with one or more of the following: 

  • Communication and Interaction

  • Cognition and Learning

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties

  • Physical and/or Sensory Needs

We know that children learn and develop in different ways so we use different teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work, along with many other approaches.  This is called Quality First Teaching.  

Disability Awareness Day

On the week beginning 13th June 2022 we held a disability awareness week.  Our KS2 pupils had a special speaker that came in to discuss some of the difficulties he has had to overcome, this allowed the children to think about how they can support others in the community. All children had a go at blind football, Boccia and other paralympic style games outside. They also had a go at reading and writing Braille, which they found particularly difficult! Each year group also had a Makaton workshop where we all learnt the signs to the song 'Shotgun', see below. 

 

On Wednesday 16th June 2021 we held a disability awareness day. Pupils took part in a range of activities to give an increased insight into what it is like living with a disability. We encouraged the pupils to think about how we can support others with different needs to our own both in the school and in the wider community.

Makaton Club

Makaton is a form of communication that uses both speech and signs.  This club has been open to Year 1 and 6 children who have absolutely loved learning how to sign word, phrases and even songs.

Makaton Club Spring 2022: This Is Me - YouTube

 

Parent Coffee Mornings
At Langton Green Primary School, we run a range of parent coffee mornings to share strategies and information that parents may find beneficial in using at home. This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet, chat and share experiences. Below is information about the coffee mornings that are running this year: 

Autism Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 25th November 2021

ADHD Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 27th January 2022

Speech and Language Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 3rd February 2022

Handwriting Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Dyslexia Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 28th April 2022

Phonics Parent Coffee Morning - Thursday 26th May 2022

Coffee Morning Handouts:

ADHD Handout

Autism Handout 

Speech and Language Handout

Handwriting Handout

Dyslexia Handout

Policies and other documents

Useful Links

Kent County Council's SEND strategy SEND strategy - Kent County Council

The SEND Local Offer About the SEND local offer - Kent County Council

Information, advice and support for SEND Home | IASK

Information on SEND support groups, clubs and holiday activities Space 2 Be Me – Making a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families 

Drop in for parents and carers of children/young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition Autism drop ins

Education Psychologist Educational Psychologist Consultation Line (free)

Place2Be Parenting Smart Place2Be: Parenting Smart: Articles

The Neurodiversity Charity - Understanding and Supporting My Child's ADHD

High-Attaining Pupils

Provision for High Attaining Pupils at Langton Green School

We believe in the encouragement of excellence for all by fostering a stimulating and creative learning climate, enabling children to reach their full potential within the context of this school.  When considering the full range of abilities within the classroom, we recognise that some children will show exceptional ability or potential. 

We also recognise that not all children will be very able in all subjects, but may have a talent in one area.  We are also alert to the need to access a wide range of intelligences when identifying those high attaining children. We aim to provide challenge for our students, and an inspiring education that skills them for life.

In-Class Approaches

Differentiation

Extension

Enrichment

Acceleration

Use of questioning

Problem solving

Thinking skills

Interactive teaching styles

Role and use of assessment

Differentiated homework

Ability groups

Challenge within subject areas

Curriculum compacting

Out of Class Activities

Enrichment opportunities

Summer schools

School clubs

Arts weeks

Drama productions

Musical and sporting opportunities

Collaboration with other schools

Coaching

Community links

Links with National Support Groups

Partnership with Parents

Providing advice/information

Home/school challenges

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