Provision for Special Educational Needs

A child may have special educational needs if they find aspects of learning more difficult than their peers. Our aim, at Brookham, is to ensure that all pupils meet their individual potential and that any particular needs are identified and supported as soon as possible. Initially this will be through careful monitoring and intervention if necessary by the class teacher who will liaise with parents and keep them informed of progress and any concerns. The Head of Learning Support (SENCo) observes and assesses children on an informal basis and offers advice and support to class teachers and parents. Additional support is offered targeting specific areas such as boosting phonic knowledge or by individual lessons with qualified specialist teachers. We also have close links with professionals such as occupational therapists and speech and language therapists which enables us to offer a holistic approach to our support.

The Learning Support Department operates across both Brookham and Highfield Schools and where possible pupils remain with the same specialist teacher during the transition between the two schools. This not only provides continuity of teaching and support but also helps to ensure a seamless transfer of knowledge of a pupil’s needs from one school to the next.

Individual lessons incur an additional charge which is billed termly in arrears.

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