Curriculum Support


Our children have a range of needs and are all supported by quality first teaching and adaptive teaching strategies within the classroom. This means the curriculum is adapted to meet their needs either by level of support or by resourcing. When additional support is required, we are able to offer a wide range of provision based on each child's needs. This includes:

  • In class additional support by a teacher or teaching assistant. Every class has a teaching assistant to help support learning. The class teacher and teaching assistant liaise over planning to ensure that the children’s needs are being met. Children are supported in a way that enables them to achieve their learning objectives as well as develop greater independence and resilience
  • Additional literacy or maths groups to help develop and embed knowledge and skills which are the foundation of children’s learning. This may include writing activities, additional phonics, reading comprehension or maths activities using specific interventions such as LEXIA, The Reading Doctor and Little Wandle phonics


  • A team of parent volunteer readers so that pupils can access additional 1:1 reading to build greater reading fluency and confidence


  • Pre-teaching which is regularly utilised so that children are introduced to, or have an opportunity to over-learn, key content and vocabulary before their lesson to support them to be successful
  • Handwriting groups. Children will be extra given support with letter and word spacing, letter formation, developing their writing speed and pencil grip
  • Social and emotional development sessions with the Learning Mentor. These sessions are either 1-1 or in a small group and are tailored to help children develop the social skills and emotional literacy to access the curriculum and build positive relationships with peers and adults. Transition support is provided for children moving year groups or moving to secondary school
  • Speech and Language strategies and support from the private Speech and Language Therapist (Let’s Communicate).
  • Resources for Dyslexia. These include overlays, exercise books with tinted pages and the Nessy Quest dyslexia screener
  • Occupational therapy exercises under the advice of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Transition support for children moving year groups