The Mead Infant School Newbury Gardens, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 0QG Tel: 020 83930966

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SEN/EAL

Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English as a Foreign Language (EAL)

SEN

At The Mead Infant School we are renowned for having high expectation of all children and we are proud of our academic success.  We recognise that children are capable of achieving beyond the expected National Curriculum level for their key stage and we differentiate work for them to ensure that they remain enthusiastic and motivated in their work.  Our aim for all our children is to offer them high quality teaching so that their individual learning needs can be met.

At The Mead we have a very experienced team of teachers, teaching assistants and specialist teaching assistants.  Special Educational Needs (SEN) within the school is monitored and co-ordinated by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

We use a wide range of teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs of the children with SEN.  At our school we have specialist rooms for small group teaching and all our classrooms have interactive whiteboards to deliver stimulating lessons.

Children on the SEN register will be given an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in order to set achievable and measurable targets.  This is shared and reviewed with Parents every term so that relevant support or extension can be given so they can gain the most from the curriculum.

EAL

All pupils need to feel safe, accepted and valued in order to learn.  For pupils who are learning English as an additional language this includes recognising and valuing their home language, their backgrounds, and their cultural and religious diversities.  As a school, we are aware that bilingualism is a strength and that EAL pupils and their families have a valuable contribution to make to both the school and the community.   To ensure access to the curriculum pupils who speak English as an additional language are supported and are tracked to monitor progress.