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ALN

Learning Support at Kitchener Primary School

 

At certain times in their school life some children may require some additional support. We try to identify as early as possible those children who have Additional Learning Needs (ALN) so that we can start meeting their needs in a pro-active way. 

 

If your child is identified has having Additional Learning Needs then it may be necessary for our school-based ALNCo (Mrs Dacey) to intervene to organise additional support. This support may be provided by the class teacher, by the ALNCo, or by one of our trained Teaching Assistants depending on the support required. 

 

Alternatively, specialist support may be sought from an outside agency such as an educational psychologist, speech therapist or advisory teacher.

 

If we feel that your child would benefit from any additional intervention, you will be invited in to school to discuss his/her individual needs and an individual development plan will be devised. You will be regularly involved in reviewing your child’s progress and supporting their needs in consultation with the ALNCo and other appropriate professionals.

 

The Interventions that we offer at Kitchener are listed below:

 

WellComm

Nursery and Reception

Language and Communication small group programme

 

Speech Links

Rec, Y1-3

Assesses speech development. Follow up activities address specific issues.

 

Language Links

Rec, Y1-Y6

Infant & Junior packages. Assesses language development. Follow up activities address specific issues.

 

Handwriting Motorway

Rec, Y1-Y6

Programme to support the development of motor skills needed for handwriting.

 

Catch Up Numeracy

Y3-6

Individual (sometimes paired) programme addressing specific difficulties in maths.

 

Maths Factor

Y2-6

Structured programme for children with more complex difficulties in maths.

 

Rapid Reading

Y3-6

Structured programme (individual) to develop reading and comprehension skills for lower juniors.

 

Rainbow Reading

Y5-6

Structured programme (group) to develop reading and comprehension skills for upper juniors.

 

Sound Discovery

Y3-Y6

Structured phonics programme (individual) for children experiencing specific difficulties in reading and spelling.

 

PAT

Y5-6

Structured programme (individual) for developing speed, fluency and accuracy in word finding, spelling and handwriting for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia)

 

ELSA

Reception through to Year 6

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. Individual sessions to address specific or general social or emotional issues.

 

Socially Speaking and Talkabout

Y1-6

Small group programmes to develop social communication skills.

 

Thrive

Nursery through to Year 6

Individual, group or whole class planned sessions to support the emotional health, wellbeing and healthy development of children.

 

Mrs RainfordMrs Tanner

 

Mrs Rainford, Ms Tanner, Mrs Dacey and Mrs Kane are our Licensed Thrive Practitioners here at Kitchener Primary School. They can offer support and advice for your child's emotional health and wellbeing. 

 

 

 

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