Our SENCo works with teachers, teaching assistants and others to organise and deliver specific provision for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND). Our teachers are experienced in making adjustments to meet the needs of individual children.
We also have access to a range of specialist support services including:
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Speech and language Therapists (Sp&L)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Educational Psychologist (EP)
- Early Intervention Hub
- Children’s Social Care
Often the best support for family and young people is that which is most timely. Dove House school staff work with numerous agencies to offer help if needed at the earliest opportunity. Common areas where we can help are links to our School Nurse and wider health professionals, links and information to support social inclusion and safeguarding and on occasions we also work with charities and trusts to help families going through difficult times whether financial or emotional.
As a school, we offer a range of academic and holistic interventions for all of our pupils. Interventions will be identified and delivered based on a child’s need. Interventions are carried out individually, in pairs or small groups depending on pupil’s needs and the intervention. Progress is tracked and monitored to evaluate the success of the intervention by the Pastoral team who work closely with subject teachers.
Interventions run at Dove House School include:
- Speech and Language Therapy – supporting programmes are carried out by school staff
- PALS – developing literacy skills
- Makaton – basic sign language
- Numicon – developing numeracy skills ??
- Social Understanding of Language – improves communication in social settings
- Occupational Therapy – supporting programmes are carried out by specialist and school staff
- Relax Kids – helps with anxiety and calming
- Friendship group
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Lego Friendships and Lego Communication
As a school, we are regularly looking at new interventions to support our children. We are currently working towards the ‘Dream’. We put the pupil center to to their learning. The ‘Dream’ intervention is designed to inspire pupils by reaching into their world, to focus on their goals and aspirations. Achievable ‘Steps’ are created for pupils to work towards and pupils are closely mentored by a member of staff.