Sensory and/or Physical Needs

My child has sensory and/or physical needs.


This section covers students who have difficulties with:

·         Vision

·         Hearing

·         Motor co-ordination

·         Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)

·         It also includes conditions such as cerebral palsy.


We have high expectations and aspirations for all of our students.  All students on the SEN record have an individual plan created and shared with all of their class teachers and LSAs.  This includes information about their strengths, areas they find difficult and suggested strategies to support their progress.  These are reviewed regularly throughout the year.

Learning Support Assistants (LSA) are predominantly placed in the classroom to support students in the learning environment, maximising inclusion.


Students have an opportunity to access:

•       Quality First Teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)

•       Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes

•       ICT to increase access to the curriculum

•       Support / supervision at unstructured times of the day

•       Homework support

•       Occupational Therapy Services

•       Assessment for identification of significant needs

•       Building have entrances that have ramps fitted to allow wheelchair access

•       Lift allowing access to all floors of the main teaching block

•       Timetables considered and rooms timetabled to the ground floor when appropriate

•       Accessible toilets

•       Dedicated and caring staff who value all staff regardless of ability



Support for targeted groups of students may include:

•       Medical care plans

•       Handwriting / fine motor / keyboard skills training

•       Speed Up! Handwriting lessons

•       Access to assistive technology, software, audio digital books, Ipad

•       Use of strategies from supporting outside agency

•       Learning Support Assistant support in some lessons



Targeted individual support may include:

•       Personalised plans

•       1:1 support from Sensory Support Service or Occupational Therapy

•       Specialist equipment and materials

•       Individual strategies recommended by supporting outside agency

•       1:1 support from an LSA, including for personal care if and when appropriate

•       Exam access arrangements