SEND Information Report: special arrangements in relation to Covid 19
North Chadderton SEND Information Report
Special arrangements in relation to COVID-19
From September, the government announced plans for all children to return to school on a full time basis.
Following the guidelines provided by the government, which can be found below
North Chadderton will be providing the following:
- Children will be taught in mixed-ability form group "bubbles" at KS3. KS4 lessons will be taught in option groups as usual but the year groups will still be bubbled.
Our Teaching Assistants have been assigned to year group bubbles for support purposes. Each year group has a dedicated SEND area which has been assigned near the year group's bubble. Students can access this area during lessons if needed or at breaks and lunchtimes, when it will be staffed by the duty team.
- Children will have access to their relevant curriculum through planned lessons, set by class teachers, which take into account the need for a ‘recovery curriculum’, to cover any knowledge and skills missed during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as any well-being needs children may have.
- Children will have access to all provisions as listed in SEND Provision section of the SEND information report. These include:
- activities linked to the outcomes on their Education Health Care Plans.
- visual supports such as visual timetables, working memory boards or task cards.
- sensory support resources such as coloured overlays, ear defenders or coloured paper where needed.
- technology where appropriate, such as laptops and iPads.
- Access to resources to support emotional well-being, such as social or emotional stories.
- Online provisions, such as iDL.
- Small-group interventions where need is identified.
- Interventions will take place within bubbles. Mrs Meaden, Miss Crosby and the Teaching Assistants will deliver these interventions following government social distancing guidelines and hygiene.
- SEND children will still have access to break out spaces, should they need time out of their classroom for any reason relating to their SEND needs.
- Children will have access to Behaviour Support Plans should they need one.
- SEND support plans will continue to be in place for children on the SEND register and reviews will be conducted via Email, Edukey Provision Map or Telephone call.
- EHCP annual reviews or meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams or Telephone call with professionals and parents.
- Outside agencies will begin providing interventions within school or online via Microsoft Teams/Telephone calls, where necessary, following all guidance on social distancing and hygiene.
The offer shown below applies to any children that may need to be taught remotely.
As stated in the government guidance:
‘Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education’.
Should there be a case for children to work from home, North Chadderton will ensure:
- Work will be set by class teachers. It will take in to account the needs of the pupils in their classes and will follow a well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject.
- Teachers will check work regularly to gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum.
- Regular contact with children will take place via Microsoft Teams or a Telephone call, to ensure that students' outcomes are kept at the forefront and that their emotional needs are being met.
- Teaching Assistants will liaise with teachers to support students with SEND.
- The SEND team will provide additional or bespoke resources as required for individual students.
- The SEND team will use remote education resources such as Oak National Academy specialist content for pupils with SEND. This covers communication and language, numeracy, creative arts, independent living, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech and language therapy. This will complement the other remote education resources set by class teachers.
- We will provide printed resources, such as workbooks and worksheets for pupils who do not have suitable online access.
- Small-group interventions will continue on Teams as required.
- SEN review meetings will continue, on Teams or over the phone.
- Key workers will contact their children regularly.
Parents of SEND pupils may continue to require our support at this time and are encouraged to email Mrs Parkes, Miss Crosby or Mrs Meaden for advice or support.
External agencies will become involved if necessary following the usual graduated response process detailed above.