Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

“All children and young people are entitled to an appropriate education, one that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and the fulfilment of potential. This should enable them to:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training”

(SEN Code of Practice, 2015)

 Hull Trinity House Academy is a fully inclusive school which strives to ensure that each individual pupil achieves their full potential during their time at the school. Our goal is to ensure that all students are able to make significant progress towards achieving the best possible educational and other outcomes, preparing them effectively for adulthood.

The majority of students are able to achieve as a result of high quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet their individual needs, but some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this.

 Support

At Hull Trinity House Academy we offer a wide range of support for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There are different types of support available for students with SEND:

  • Class teacher input, also known as Quality First Teaching
    • The teacher had the highest possible expectations for your child and all students in their class
    • All teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand
    • Different ways of teaching are in place, so that your child is fully involved in learning in class
    • Specific strategies, which may be suggested by the SENDCo or outside staff, are in place to support learning
    • For your child this would mean each of their class teachers will have carefully checked on your child’s progress, will have decided that your child may have gaps in their understanding/learning, will provide extra support to overcome these and will help them make the best possible progress.

 

  • Specific group or 1-1 work
    • Run by a teacher, HLTA or outside professional targeting students with specific needs
    • Regular sessions run for a set period of time designed to secure better progress in a specific area of need
    • Using well-evidenced interventions targeted at a students’ areas of difficulty and, where necessary, using specialist equipment or software
    • For your child this would mean they may work in specialist groups focusing on their individual needs, which may be run by outside agencies, such as Speech and Language Therapy, or Occupational Therapy.

 As a school we may use the following intervention strategies when Quality First Teaching is not having the desired impact:

  • In-class support from teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Lexia intervention
  • Accelerated reader
  • Numeracy intervention
  • Literacy intervention
  • Typing Club
  • Physiotherapy

 The school works collaboratively with a number of external support agencies, including:

  • IPaSS (Integrated Physical & Sensory Support)
  • Northcott Outreach Service
  • Educational Psychology
  • NHS Services

Our SENDCo is Ms Samantha Meredith, and she may be contacted via the academy telephone number (01482) 326421, or via email merediths@hthacademy.org.uk.

Our SEN Policy and SEN Information Report is available on the Statutory Information https://www.hthacademy.org.uk/statutory-information page of our website.

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