At St Martin’s we endeavour to meet the needs of a child with SEN, a flavour of the interventions currently used are detailed below.
The Fun fit programme is designed to support children in developing fine and gross motor skills for example throwing and catching a ball, using scissors and handwriting skills. This intervention also allows children to grow in terms of selfesteem and confidence on both a physical and emotional level.
Speech and language therapy
Speech and language therapy is a specialised programme tailored to your individual child’s needs. The program has been developed by a Speech Therapist. The therapist will assess your child’s speech needs when a referral has been made by an education or health care professional. This programme will then be followed and interventions put into place by trained speech and language TAs within the school.
‘Drumbeat’ encourages students to develop their listening skills, rhythm, social skills and teamwork. It has proven to support children who struggle making positive friendships by building their teamwork skills and developing greater self confidence.
Children will be supported to secure their understanding of the number system, and to develop their confidence with calculating.
Sherbourne is a movement programme which develops children’s confidence in their ability to move and their ability to make successful relationships with others. It has been particularly successful with some children in developing their understanding of an appropriate use of strength.
This intervention has been used in school to support the development of fine and gross motor skills, coordination, focus and concentration. Additionally it has also supported children to manage their behaviour.
Learning to Succeed
This intervention supports children who find it difficult to engage in play successfully.
Additional Letters and Sounds sessions support children to improve their reading and writing skills.
Project X – is a reading intervention designed to accelerate children’s reading ability and get them back on track with their classmates.
This is a small group to support children who struggle within the classroom environment on a daily basis. The nurture group spends time together in the forest where the focus is to improve the child’s self esteem enabling them to be more successful in the classroom.