At Ashburnham Community School approximately 20% of children are on the Special Needs Register. To meet the needs of all groups of learners we have excellent quality first teaching and have a comprehensive intervention program which includes:
Intervention in Year 6 for numeracy, literacy and guided reading, which also reduces whole class teaching groups to 15.
Additional Reading sessions delivered by one of our 4 trained volunteers which provides key children with a full hour extra reading every week and is linked to writing for KS2 children.
A range of speech and language interventions run by Teaching Assistants, who have received specialist training.
Daily maths interventions run by Teaching Assistants to support the learning from the lesson that day.
Extra maths interventions to close any gaps that pupils have.
Social, emotional and mental health social groups led by a qualified Teaching Assistant.
Extra reading intervention in KS1 led by a qualified teacher.
Fine motor intervention in KS1 and handwriting intervention in KS2 led by teaching assistants.
Throughout the year, we also provide a series of workshops run by subject leaders to empower parents to support their children with their learning including:
Spelling and Grammar
In addition, we provide additional support for parents through running a range of parent work -shops and coffee morning throughout the year including:
Sleep Clinic; this is an opportunity for parents/carers to get advice and support around bedtime routines and meet the Early Help For Families Team who can provide additional support in the home.
Nutrition Workshop; this is an opportunity for parents/carers to hear about the benefits of a healthy diet on their child’s education and learn tips about increasing fruit and veg in their diets. It is also a time when parents/carers can meet the nurse and discuss any individual concerns they have.
Positive behaviour routines workshop; This workshop teaches parents how to set up positive behaviour expectations at home and gives them an opportunity to meet with the Early Help For Families Team to discuss the work they can do in the home.
Details about all the workshops and coffee mornings can be found in the newsletter. Letters and reminder texts are also sent home.
We are also fortunate enough to be able to employ additional workers that support children and parents:
Part- time Emotional Well-Being Support Worker.
In School Social Worker two days a week.
Part-time qualified mindfulness teacher, who teaches every KS2 class mindfulness for one session per week
In addition to all these services, we also have a Wider Inclusion Team:
Speech and Language Therapist
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education and support they receive at Ashburnham Community School please contact the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) – Myrthe van Vliet