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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

SEN Support Plans and Ordinarily Available Provision

SEN Support Plans

Assess, Plan, Do, Review as set out in the SEND Code of Practice 5.36



If we feel your child has SEN, we will write an SEN support plan which as a mainstream school we must provide. This plan identifies your child's needs, the action needed and planned outcomes. However, if your child's needs are severe or complex they may go straight to the next step - formal assessment.



Every child on the SEND register has an SEN support plan. This outlines desired outcomes, type of provision, time and financial costings.



We have Learning Support Assistants to support those children with additional needs.  They are trained to run a number of interventions including:

  • Language Link, Speech Link and Shape Coding - to support pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • Precision Monitoring - to support pupils with specific numerical or literacy difficulties. 
  • Rainbow Road and Handwriting - to support pupils with gross/fine motor difficulties.
  • Lexia - to develop phonetic reading skills. 
  • Social Skills Groups - to support children with social interactions, confidence and developing friendships.
  • PALS - a small group for children who may feel insecure in school or who are in need of more adult attention than can be provided in their main class.



These are shared with parents and carers three times per year.


Example of an SEN Support Plan PDF


OAP (Ordinarily Available Provision) PDF

Promotes a consistent ethos to supporting children receiving SEND Support.  This approach has been created by schools, professionals and parents and is a fantastic user-friendly, accessible resource for all. It outlines the special educational needs that children may have across the four broad areas, with easy to use provision suggestions for all members of school staff and families alike, as well as strategies for the whole school and quality first teaching. 

Page last updated: 08/09/23