Cognition and Learning

May have difficulties with the skills needed for effective learning such as use of:

·       Language memory and reading skills

·       Sequencing and organisational skills

·       An understanding of number

·       Problem solving and concept development skills

·       Fine and gross motor skills

·       Independent learning skills

·       Exercising choice

·       Decision making

·       Information processing

Children may have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dysgraphia

How we adapt teaching to ensure access to the curriculum:

Clear expectations

Specific interventions to aid pupils to develop the skills that they require to be able to access the curriculum.

Provide adaptations to the curriculum or style of teaching to cater for individual needs eg giving clear, precise and direct instruction

Focus group work – having pupils in target groups or booster groups within the class

Prompt sheets/cards

Extra time to complete tasks and tests

Simple verbal/written instructions

Tasks given in small steps/amount of work at a time

Use of mind maps to organise thoughts and ideas

Providing support from the teacher or the TAs in small groups or on an individual basis.

How we provide support and intervention for those with identified needs:

Access and liaison with OT/Physiotherapist

Small group / One to one support

Intervention programmes 

Follow advice from outside agencies

Purchase of resources to support pupils when appropriate.

A place for time out

Access and liaison with OT/Physiotherapist

Toe by Toe

Daily Readers


Yellow paper

Touch typing activities such as BBC Dance Mat

Cool Kids programme

Cool Characters Porgramme

Fresh Start 

Narrative into Writing

Regular feedback to parents/carers and giving them suggestions of how they can help their child at home.