Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character

Teaching & Learning for pupils with SEND

The Teaching & Learning requirements of all children with SEND are primarily the responsibility of the class teacher with support from their curriculum area in conjunction with advice and support from the Curriculum Support department. This reflects the principle that SEND is a whole school issue and a recognised aspect of all curriculum and lesson planning. All staff at Dyke House Sports and Technology College are expected to teach pupils with SEND.

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil needs.

At times modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, Dyke House Sports and Technology College continues to be committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles.
  • Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension).
  • Access to ICT facilities
  • Additional in class support.
  • Additional out of class support.
  • Additional intervention programmes.
  • Flexible groupings (including small group work).
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum - including an integrated literacy based curriculum at KS3 and an appropriate work based learning curriculum at KS4.
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions.
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including progress clubs and use of the Open Leaning Centre.
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils' strengths and achievements.
  • Key Stage 4 courses which are relevant to pupils' needs.
  • Applications to examination boards to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.