What is Smestow School Offer?
The Code of Practice (COP) 2014 says: A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
And that: Making higher quality teaching normally available to the whole class is likely to mean that fewer pupils will require such support. Such improvements in whole class provision tend to be more cost effective and sustainable.
Inevitably there will be occasions where ‘quality first teaching’ needs to be complimented by provision that is additional and different. These are called interventions and we will know that we need to put them in place from our regular collections of data ‘Review of Student Progress’. These allow us to quickly see if there is an issue with a student’s progress. We will always contact you to discuss your child’s need before we make any additional provision. Your views and the views of your son/ daughter will be sought and recorded as part of this process.
Smestow School is in the unique position of having a Resource Base for the visually impaired (VI). This means that students within Wolverhampton, who have a VI, can learn in a mainstream setting alongside their sighted peers. We are a fully inclusive school and students with a VI take part in all lessons no matter what their impairment is.
The Resource Base is overseen by the VI Coordinator – Ms S Gray – who holds the Mandatory Qualification for Teaching Children with Visual Impairment (QTVI)
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