The term Additional Needs encompasses social, emotional, behavioural and physical problems as well as educational needs. In many cases these can be dealt with in the classroom. Children who give cause for concern in one or more of these areas, or because they have an unusually high level of achievement, are monitored by their class teacher and the schools Special Needs Co-ordinator who, in consultation with the Head teacher, will decide what action needs to be taken, if any. All such activities follow a nationally recognised code of practice.
At Nettleham Infant School we pride ourselves on working closely with children, parents and other professionals to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of any child who is experiencing difficulty not only with learning. Staff work well and will personalise learning fully according to the child's needs. Further information can be found in the schools Children with Additional Needs: Parent Information Pack which you can find on this page.
Pupils and Visitors with Disabilities
The school has provided resources to allow pupils and visitors with disabilities to our school to be safe and access as much of the building as possible.
SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENCO: Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator
PLP: Personal Learning Plan
EHCP: Educational Health Care Plan
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder
CHAMS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
EP: Educational Psychologist
ESCO: Early Support Care Co Ordination
EWO: Education Welfare Officer
HI: Hearing Impairment
LA: Local Authority
MSI: Multi-Sensory Impairment
OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist
PD: Physical Disability
SALT: Speech and Language Therapy
SEMH: Social, Emotional and Mental Health
STAPS: Specialist Teacher and Psychology Service
VI: Visual Impairment