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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School


Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

From time to time many children will need special help to overcome a learning difficulty. Our Inclusion Leader ensures that a programme of support is in place for these children to meet their individual needs. Children have their own ‘Individual Education Plan ‘(IEP) drawn up by the class teacher in liaison with the Inclusion Leader, parents, teaching assistants and the children. The IEP is carefully implemented, monitored and progress reviewed on a regular basis, in line with the Code of Practice for SEN. Additional help is available when appropriate from Educational Psychologists and other outside support agencies including Speech and Language Therapy. Further information is available in school including leaflets on Parent Partnership which works to support parents of children with special needs, and our Parent Support Advisor. If you are concerned about your child's progress, please make an appointment to see your child's teacher at the earliest opportunity.

Gifted and Talented children

We recognise that there are children within our school who are gifted and talented. Gifted describes those children with exceptional ability at a level significantly ahead of their year group whilst talented learners are those who have skills in music, PE, and the creative and performing arts. We aim to provide teaching which makes learning challenging, engaging and enables our pupils to reach their potential. The Class teachers plan to meet the needs of all the children in their class through differentiated work, and ensure that for those able and gifted learners the curriculum fully extends their abilities. Children who are identified as having particular abilities, talents, or skills are given the opportunity to develop these as they progress through the school.