Class Teacher support via good or outstanding targeted classroom teaching (Universal Support)
Class Teachers plan lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class and will ensure that learning tasks are adjusted in order to enable your child to access their learning as independently as possible.
Your child’s teacher will have the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class
All children in school should be getting this as a part of good and outstanding classroom practice.
Specific group work within a smaller group of children (Group Support)
There are many interventions that take place at William Bellamy. Please see the Provision Overview for a more comprehensive list.
These are often called Intervention groups by schools.
These groups may be
Your child’s teacher will carefully monitor your child’s progress and discuss any concerns with the Inclusion Lead
Specific Individual Support (Targeted Individual Support)
Children with a specific need may have some individual support or intervention such as speech and language or Nurture Mentor support. This support maybe for a short amount of time every day or for 2 or 3 sessions a week. The support may be short term or long term. Individual support is dependent on a child’s needs.
Specialist groups run by outside agencies e.g; Speech and Language therapy OR Occupational Therapy groups AND/OR Individual support.
Children with specific barriers to learning that prevent them from making acceptable progress through good and outstanding teaching and/or intervention groups.
If your child has been identified as needing more specialist input instead of or in addition to good and outstanding class room teaching and intervention groups. Referrals will be made to outside agencies to advise and support the school in enabling your child to make progress.
Before referrals are made you will be asked to come to a meeting to discuss your child’s progress and help plan possible ways forward.
The school may suggest that your child needs some agreed individual support or group support in school. They will tell you how the support will be used and what strategies will be put in place, this will only take place with Parental agreement.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 Government Guidelines and restrictions, Group Interventions have been affected as children have not been able to cross bubbles.
Specified High Needs Individual Support
This is usually provided via a Statement of Special Education Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP - from September 1st 2014)
This means your child will have been identified by the Class Teacher, Inclusion Lead or outside agency as having a significant and complex need requiring a particularly high level of long term individual and small group teaching which cannot always be provided from the resources already delegated to the school.
Usually, if your child required this high level of support they will also need specialist support in school from a professional outside the school.
This may be from:
-Local Authority central services such as Advisory Teacher for the Visually Impaired or the Advisory Teacher for the Hearing Impaired.
-Outside agencies such as the Speech and Language therapy (SALT) Service, Occupational therapy service, Physiotherapy and/or
When required, the School can provide specialist equipment to support a child with their learning or disability, and medical needs. The school has:
Wherever possible the School works with Parents and the Local Authority to ensure that children with SEND needs have access to their learning and their learning environment. (Please see Accessibility and Disability Plan below).
The School is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all children. The School has small group afternoon Nurture Provision for children who require additional support with their emotional wellbeing. There are 2 specialised staff working within each Nurture Room. This provision is available across the school. In addition, the Nurture Mentors provide small group Nurture Provision in the mornings, and individual 'check in's' with children.
Extended Nurture Provision - The Oasis
Since September 2014 William Bellamy has had an Extended Nurture Provision- The Oasis. This is an additionally resourced provision (ARP) for children with Statements or Education Health Care Plans who have identified high level needs. These children will be part of our school but will have access to specialised teaching and provision that cannot be provided in a classroom setting. The children in the Oasis are placed by the local authority alongside the EHCP team.