Sensory and Physical Needs
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
This may include:
Hearing impairment (HI)
Visual impairment (VI)
At Christ Church, the provision we can offer based upon your child's needs could include:
- Staff work with specialists such as ‘The Hearing Impairment Service’ or a member of the ‘Visually Impaired team’ to seek advice and guidance on meeting the needs of individual pupils.
- Staff work with specialists from outside the school during relevant training and professional development to support children with significant medical needs.
- Strategies and programmes of work from the Occupational Therapy Service are followed for children with physical difficulties to support the development of gross and fine motor skills in the classroom and around school e.g Finger Gym in EYFS.
- Physical aids or resources where necessary or where advised by specialists eg. pencil grips and spring scissors.
- We provide support with personal and intimate care if and when needed.
- Our staff understand and apply the medicine administration policy. Designated first aid trained staff are assigned to break, lunchtimes, trips or visits, etc. (See Administering Medicines Policy).
- We provide training for staff to provide medical support e.g. epipens.
- Additional handwriting support through targeted intervention programmes/ Finger Gym in Early Years.
- One-to-one Individualised support for gross and fine motor skills in the classroom as and when required.
- Movement breaks for pupils with motor coordination difficulties as and when required.
- Designated first aid trained staff are assigned to each class.
- Our school works hard to ensure that parents/carers are able to work in partnership with us to support their children. Support is offered to families and they are signposted to services/organisations that may offer support/advice where appropriate, via the Local Offer.
- We use Primary to Secondary support to ensure pupils make a smooth transfer between phases and prepare successfully for adulthood.
- We make every effort to be as accessible as possible, for example, disabled toilet facilities, lift to upper floor.
- We have an ongoing commitment to improving access to information for our EAL families. We use emasuk.com for basic translations.
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