Special Educational Needs
At Bowling Park, we make sure that all of our pupils, including those with additional needs, are given access to an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows them to thrive. It is very important that all of our pupils feel happy and safe in school in an environment that includes everyone. This promotes academic, social and physical success.
What we achieve
As a result, our children really enjoy school and make very good progress from their starting points. This includes learning the key skills of reading, writing and maths whilst developing communication, friendships and excellent behaviours. This ensures our children are well-prepared for secondary school and their futures. Children form strong bonds with the adults working with them and feel happy, safe and well-supported in school.
How we do it
We recognise each child as an individual. We work with carers, staff members, specialists and children, in order for them to receive the best education and the best start in life. We achieve this by making sure that needs are identified at the earliest stage, so the right provision is put in place quickly. Staff throughout the school are well-supported to develop interventions to meet any additional needs.
Additional Support Across School
We have a team of Teaching Assistants who deliver additional interventions across school, above and beyond Quality First Teaching. For example:
- Speech and Language Teaching Assistants trained in ELKAN, WELLCOM and NELI.
- Reading Teaching Assistants trained in catch up literacy, phonics and specific dyslexia interventions.
- ‘Every Child A Counter’ specialist Teacher.
- 1:1 Teaching Assistants supporting complex needs.
- Dyslexia and Irlen Teaching Assistants trained to identify pupils at risk.
Our Outside Agency Team
Speech and Language Therapist: Nichola Rogers
Nicola works in school every Wednesday to extensively support our children with speech and language. This includes delivering therapies one to one, assessing needs, referring to other agencies, meeting parents and training staff.
Educational Psychologist: Helen Goult
Helen working in school to support children with additional needs who require specialist assessments and interventions, training staff and supporting Educational Health Care Plans.
Our Learning Mentor Team
Our Learning Mentors in school support the well-being, behaviour and attendance of all pupils across school. They work closely with children and their families to ensure they are happy and safe in school every day. This includes ensuring children are in school on time every day, helping families to attend appointments, improving self-confidence and behaviour through individual and small group work.