Hodge Hill Primary School

Learning Together for Life

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Q1: What kind of Special Educational Needs Provision do we have at Hodge Hill Primary?

Hodge Hill Primary school provides full access to all areas of the national curriculum. Class teachers are responsible for the progress of all pupils in their class; this includes the recognition and support of those with special needs.

Our staff, in consultation with a range of outside services, work hard to ensure the progress of pupils with a range of special needs. Teachers, Teaching Assistants and SEN Learning Support Assistants have all received training in removing barriers to support children with special educational needs. We currently follow the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.

Additional and/or different provision is currently being made in school for children with a range of needs, including:


Cognition and Learning:

Children who find learning; thinking and understanding more difficult than most other children the same age.

Children and young people with these difficulties might find they:

  • Take longer to learn key skills.
  • Have difficulties remembering sounds or key words for reading or number bonds.
  • Find it hard to understand how to use letter sounds to read and spell words.
  • Need more time to think about their answers or ideas.

Sensory, Medical and Physical:

Children or young people who have a disability that may make everyday life difficult to manage without change or support. This may be because of a physical, hearing or visual condition or medical needs.

Children and young people with these difficulties might find they:

  • Have problems hearing what others are saying.
  • Find reading words in books, on whiteboards or on paper difficult if they are not made bigger or changed.
  • Find using pencils, scissors or knives and forks difficult without changes or support.
  • Need walking aids or a wheelchair to move around school.
  • Need use of a personal care facility and toileting aids.
  • Need supervision and support in taking medication.

Communication and Interaction:

Children or young people who find difficulty in interacting with people and the world around them.

Children and young people with these difficulties might find they:

  • Find it difficult to talk and listen to others, especially within a group.
  • Find it difficult to talk about something they have not chosen to talk about or that does not interest them.
  • Do not always understand what other people mean when they are talking.
  • Say things they are thinking without thinking about the feelings of others.
  • Find it difficult to initiate play, make friends or keep friends for a long time.
  • Have problems following rules.
  • Find noises, smells or other sensations around difficult to cope with.
  • Have a speech and language difficulty.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health:

Children and young people who find it difficult to manage their emotions and display behaviours that affects their daily lives.

Children and young people with these difficulties might find:

  • Following rules difficult.
  • They have difficulties sitting still.
  • Listening and following instructions difficult.
  • Difficulties with understanding and talking about their feelings.
  • They behave in ways that cause harm to themselves or others.
  • It difficult to take responsibility for the things they do.
  • It difficult to make friends.