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Our Approach to Teaching Children & Young People with SEND

At Bricknell, every child is welcome. We are fully inclusive which means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. All pupils follow the EYFS and National Curriculum at a level and pace that is appropriate to their ability. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.

Our Aspiration Curriculum is based on the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum, as well as a wide range of additional opportunities to enrich pupils’ life experiences. This also includes the social aspects that are essential for life-long learning, personal growth and development of independence at all ages and ability levels. By encouraging independence at all age and ability levels, we endeavour to develop confidence, improve self-esteem and promote enthusiasm for learning in all our pupils.

Some of the actions we will take to achieve this are:

  • Understanding pupils’ individual difficulty or disability and how best to respond to this
  • Making adjustments to the curriculum to meet individual need
  • Making changes to the learning environment to make sure its stimulating enough to engage children but not too busy to distract them from their learning
  • Providing a quiet area for children who need it
  • Being consistent with rules and expectations with lots of practice to help children to make choices
  • Using visual prompts, such as a visual timetable.
  • Allowing extra time and the changing the way we deliver lessons to suit all learning styles
  • Using practical apparatus and manipulatives to support children’s learning so they can show they understand
  • Constantly revising and reinforcing skills
  • Helping pupils build positive relationships with adults so they can work together
  • Helping children develop friendships so they can learn together
  • Providing good role models to show all children how to learn, interact and behave appropriately
  • Helping children to be open and honest with themselves, each other, the adults in school and everyone at home.
  • Celebrating differences and helping children to recognise and celebrate those differences
  • Helping children to develop independence

I am delighted with how happy she is at school.  Her skills are clearly progressing and she is extremely well supported.  Her teacher clearly knows her very well.’

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Any concerns raised have been dealt with swiftly.’

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‘We are very happy with Bricknell as a whole.  He is becoming more confident and is well supported.  Thank you to all of the teachers.’

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Thank you so much to all of the  members of staff; our child is extremely happy here and we are very grateful.’

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I cannot fault the school or staff.  Everyone is very supportive.’

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My son is extremely happy in all aspects of school.  Fantastic teacher and an excellent education. ‘

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‘Positive environment and appropriate challenge for development, excellent.’

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‘She is very happy at school and I only hear positive things.  Many thanks to all the teaching staff.’

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‘Thank you for helping us with her worries and for the support.’

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‘Very happy with my child’s start to year 5.’

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‘We couldn’t be happier with the care and education my child has received so far.’

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‘She is enjoying school a lot.  She is challenged appropriately and not over-loaded with homework.  She speaks positively about her time at the school and her teacher.’

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