High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Differentiated work is that which is adapted to all the needs in class and may be presented as different challenges. We do encourage ‘Learning without Limits’ where the children have some choice over the work they decide to do. This means groups are flexible and no child has a ceiling put on their achievements.
The teacher and/or the Learning Support assistant (LSA) may have a focused group that they work with, where individual needs can be addressed. There may be scaffolding in the form of extra information on sheets, technology and practical resources. There may also be 1:1 support in the classroom (usually an LSA) for children with an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan, formerly a Statement of Special Educational Needs) to enable that child to access the curriculum more easily.