We strive to look after every child and go the extra mile whenever possible. We monitor all the students to ensure their education is as consistent as possible depending on the individual circumstances.
Here is a summary of some of the support we offer to our Secondary students:
Interventions – School
Interventions – Outside Agencies
All new students tested for Reading Age – Salford, and New Group Reading Test
SIMs – raise on line (for grade predictions)
SIMs Behave – behaviour analysis
SEN Link Teacher
Year Team Meetings
Weekly SEND meetings
Reading – Reading Recovery
Literacy – Support Sets
Numeracy – Teacher Target Specific Topics
Numeracy – Support Sets
Behaviour Intervention Groups
Social Skills Group
ICT Software :
Link and Registration LSA for students with an EHC plan or Statement of SEN
In class teacher and LSA
Little Heath Outreach
New Rush Hall Outreach
Speech and Language Therapy
Special Education Resource Centre
Roding Hearing Impaired Outreach Service
Joseph Clarke Vision Impaired Educational Welfare Service
Hear and Now
Youth Offending and Targeted Prevention Service (YOTPS)
The transfer from primary to secondary school can be daunting, in order to make things as smooth as possible for our students we have a transition programme in place. During the Summer Term, liaison meetings are held with the primary schools. This allows information about students with SEN to be transferred so that it can be used in IEPs and to inform the support required from the start.
Year 7 Target setting for students with EHC Plans
Initial targets for students in Year 7 with EHC Plans are set at their last Annual Review in Year 6. These are then revised after the interim review which takes place during the Autumn Term, following discussion with the students and parents.
New Group Reading Test
All new students take the New Group reading test in the Autumn Term when they join Loxford. This enables us to identify students who, for instance, are competent readers with weak comprehension skills. The results are used to help us identify students who would benefit from inclusion on the Reading Recovery scheme.
The Reading Recovery scheme is a computer-based programme to support literacy. During afternoon registration a group of identified students use the age appropriate Lexia computer programme to improve reading, spelling, and comprehension.
The majority of support takes place within the classroom. Support is prioritised for students with Statements of Special Educational Needs and EHC Plans. There is also general support for students on SEN Support. Learning Support Assistants in class provide additional support for students that require it.
SEN Literacy Skills Group
Literacy skills groups run for years 7, 8 and 9 wherever a need is identified.
Skills covered in these sessions can include:
- Reading (stories/plays)
- Writing (handwriting, written expression)
- Speaking (retelling stories, being able to justify an opinion, telling a story in chronological order)
- Listening ( listening, understanding and remembering what someone else says)
- Spelling ( 100/200 most common words)
- Reference skills ( being able to use a dictionary, an atlas, an index)
- Self-esteem (We KNOW you CAN do well, we need to convince you!)
Social Skills Group
In Years 7, 8 and 9 when students are identified as lacking in confidence and struggling with friendships we offer short term social skills groups to increase their confidence and enjoyment when interacting with peers.
CATs is an assessment of a range of reasoning skills. The tests looks at reasoning in three types of symbols: words, numbers and shapes or figures, i.e. verbal, quantitative, and non- verbal reasoning. All students complete the tests in the Autumn Term when they join year 7.
Homework and Games Club
Homework and Games club takes place every day between 1:45 and 2:10 pm. Special needs teachers and LSAs are available to support students with their homework and discuss any other concerns.