SEND Learning/Literacy


"My Child has difficulties with learning and literacy"

This can include:

  1. Reading and spelling
  2. Learning new information and concepts
  3. Working with numbers
  4. Concentration
  5. Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, AD(H)D, Fragile X, Down Syndrome..
  6. Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title

"What can Parrs Wood High School offer?"

All our students at PWHS can access:

  1. Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation
  2. Use of technology to support interactive learning
  3. Access to homework support clubs
  4. Regular reading sessions during tutor time to further reading skills
  5. Access to assessment for identification of significant needs
  6. Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability
  7. Sixth Form Mentor
  8. Whole school literacy policy with activities monitored by literacy co-ordinators eg: ‘Punky Pig’ and ‘Reading Rhino’; and a whole school numeracy marking policy
  9. Whole school numeracy policy

Targetted students at PWHS can access:

  1. Blocks of 1:1 small group lessons that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, comprehension, spelling and numeracy taught by a qualified specialist teacher
  2. Year 7 nurture group provision
  3. Learning Support Assistant support in some lessons
  4. Targeted lunch time clubs for vulnerable students
  5. Year 7 Accelerated Reading Programme for students who need a boost to reading skills
  6. Year 7 Numeracy Intervention Programme
  7. Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist)

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

Targeted Individual support can access:

  1. On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition, led by a qualified Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) teacher or learning support assistant
  2. Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist)
  3. Termly review for students with literacy and numeracy difficulties to inform intervention
  4. External agency advice where needed
  5. Exam Access Arrangements
  6. Post 16 Transition support
  7. Entry Level Qualifications if appropriate
  8. Family liaison officer for parental support

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