Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St Meriadoc Junior Academy, we believe belief that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education which will enable them to achieve their full potential. We aim to promote an inclusive school community in which all pupils feel valued and enjoy their time with us. However we understand that pupils have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations. As a result of this, teaching and learning may need to be adapted to suit the needs of individual pupils as well as the teaching approaches and provision in order for them to access their education. Teachers take this into consideration when planning all lessons throughout the curriculum and adapt provision where necessary to support individuals or groups of pupils as well as focussing on quality first teaching. We aim to provide a variety of learning activities to support the diverse range of needs within our pupils to help them to learn in ways that suit them. Engaging in different types of activity, such as problem solving, discussion, hands-on exercises and presentations helps to ensure that pupils will each experience learning opportunities that support their particular ways of learning. We understand that some pupils with SEND will always find particular learning activities difficult therefore we present the same content/teaching point in two or three different ways, for example, using text, visual images, and sound; offer clear examples in different ways; use narrative and story; use games; offer collaborative learning opportunities; use demonstrations which allow pupils to watch and observe; allow pupils opportunities to create, experiment and ‘have a go’; communicate key points as clearly as possible using text, visuals as well as the teacher’s voice; offer suggestions for follow up learning for those who learn more slowly over time. Such pupils may need additional help which is facilitated through 1:1 adult support, indiviidualised and specalist resources provided or a personalised timetable. However this support can vary and change during their time at St Meriadoc Junior Academy dependant on their needs.

A more in-depth understanding of the provision on offer at St Meriadoc Junior Academy can be found using the links below or alternatively you can contact our school SENDCO Mrs Tanya Nisbet: tnisbet@rainbowacademy.org.uk

Please find St Meriadoc Junior Academy's Information Report (Local Offer) and other useful links below:

Cornwall SEND Local Offer

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

Family Information Service

Early Help Hub