Early Intervention and Support

All teachers at St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy have responsibility for the teaching and monitoring of students with SEND. This is the first principle of the new SEND Code of Practice.

  • The Assistant Vice Principal for Learning and Support is also the SENDCO will have overall responsibility for providing support for SEND students and will monitor their progress.
  • Support may be offered through small group work, within the classroom, on a 1-1 basis, or a combination of these depending on the particular need. Support may be provided by a member of the Learning & Support Team, other teaching or support employees or through an external agency or service.
  • A small group of students in Y7 are taught by the Transition Teacher across a range of subjects. This is a primary based model of teaching with a nurturing approach designed to ease the transition from primary to secondary.
  • EHCP and Statement reviews are organised by the SENDCO and the Local Authority link officer. Parents/Carers are encouraged to have contact with the Learning and Support team throughout the school year.
  • SEND Support Students will have an ISP with clear targets and success criteria which is written in partnership with parents, student and the academy.
  • Reports are sent to parents/carers at least twice throughout the academic year and there are usually two parent review days in addition to parents’ evenings where Learning & Support employees are available to meet with parents/carers.
  • The amount of provision will be decided depending on the needs of the student
  • Decisions are based on the evidence the academy has collected and from talking to everyone involved with the student
  • From talking to the student and parents/carers to understand what they see as priority for provision
  • Decisions will also take into account the advice and recommendations of other professionals working with the student.
  • Effectiveness of intervention will be monitored by the Learning & Support team and at school review points.
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