St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy

Support and Provision


Communication and Interaction
Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have
difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying
what they want to, understanding what is being said to them or they do not understand or
use social rules of communication. The profile for every child with SLCN is different and
their needs may change over time. They may have difficulty with one, some or all of the
different aspects of speech, language or social communication at different times of
their lives.
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
Some children and young people require special educational provision because they have a 
disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities
generally provided. These difficulties can be age related and may fluctuate over time.  
Many children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI),
multi-sensory impairment (MSI) or a physical disability (PD) will require specialist support
and/or equipment to access their learning and to have the same opportunities as their peers.

Social and Emotional Difficulties
Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties
which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or
isolated,as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These
behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression,
self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically
unexplained.  Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit
disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder
Cognition and Learning
Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a 
slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation.  Learning difficulties
covera wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning
difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and
associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple
ning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning
difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.

The following is a list of interventions and support we can offer to children at St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy:


Project X

Ginn 360 Scheme

Nessy Reading and Spelling

Little Wandle catch up support groups

Rapid Writing (KS1 - KS2)


Colourful Semantics

Please see the SEND Referral/ Identification Procedure below


Nessy Reading and Spelling

Stareway to Spelling

AcceleRead and Accelewrite

Nessy Fingers

ELS Phonics group/Star writers

Beat Dyslexia

Magical Spelling

Write from the Start Programme
Social and Emotional 

Think Good, Feel Good

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

No Worries

Social Story Book

Therapy Dog Sessions

Zones of Regulation

123 Maths


Springboard Maths

Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Motor Skills United

Communication and Interaction

Socially Speaking

Time to Talk


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