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Sensory and/or Physical Needs

This section covers students who have difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Gross motor co-ordination
  • Fine motor co-ordination
  • Self-organisation for daily living

It includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia.

NB Please see Speech, language and social communication section for sensory issues relating to ASD/Asperger Syndrome.

 

What Can St Peter's offer?

Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed /modified.

  • All students can access:

    • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
    • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
    • Amplification of sound for aid users.
    • School adheres to guidelines on physical access.
    • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.
  • Support for targeted groups of students may include:

    • Medical Care plans.
    • Handwriting, fine motor/keyboard skills training.
    • Access to assistive technology, software, audio books and membership of Load2Learn’ enlarged print books.
    • Access to Teaching Assistant support.
    • Nurture class/adapted curriculum
  • Targeted individual support may include:

    • Personalised support plans.
    • 1:1 support from Outside Advisory Teachers.
    • Individual handwriting, fine motor/keyboard skills training.
    • Specialist equipment and materials such as low vision aids and enlarged adapted resources.
    • Access to assistive technology, software, audio books and membership of Load2Learn’ enlarged print books.
    • Targeted TA support for complex medical needs, including practical support.
    • Exam Access Arrangements.
    • Keyworkers for students with statements/EHCs or high level need
    • Learning Hub