A young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for extra educational provision to be made for them.

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Early identification of a student’s needs is essential. Our own assessments coupled with the information and data gathered from commissioners, parents/carers and external agencies, help us to identify, clarify and work towards meeting these individual needs.

To create possibilities for students to achieve their full potential at CP Riverside we:

  • Teach students in small groups, providing materials suited to individual needs;
  • Have a strong team of Learning Support Assistants, with specific subject knowledge;
  • Provide 1-2-1 booster sessions for literacy and numeracy;
  • Provide a suitable physical environment with wheelchair access and quiet spaces

We pride ourselves on knowing each student as an individual. We address specific needs by putting in place relevant and targeted interventions in order to provide a personalised learning programme where necessary. In this way, we aim to improve and enhance the mental and emotional well-being of students whilst supporting them both in and out of the classroom with their academic learning.

For students with an EHCP, support is allocated according to the needs identified on the plan.

We have a Special Educational Needs Policy and a Parent’s Guide to SEND.  You can also access our Special Education Needs Information Report. These documents will provide you with more information about what we do to support students and parents.  Alternatively, you can contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator Stef Smith directly on 0115 986 4098.