Pye Bank CE Primary School supports a diverse community of children including those with additional and special needs. We support children whose needs are on-going throughout their school journey and those where some short term support can care for their needs. Some children join Pye Bank with needs which have been identified in their earlier years, whilst for other children; these needs emerge over time or with age. For each and every child, we seek to develop our knowledge and understanding of how best to support them on a personal basis.
Within the classroom, children receive quality first teaching where our teachers and teaching assistants work together to design lessons suitable to meet the needs of all our pupils. At Pye Bank language development plays a significant role within the classroom, supporting children both with and without additional and special needs. We aim to provide our staff with the confidence to support your child and ultimately to build self-esteem and a thirst for learning.
All our staff monitor children’s progress on a regular basis, both academically and emotionally. Through communication with parents, Senior Leadership and the Pastoral Team, we aim to provide support in a range of ways, most appropriate to the child and their individual needs. Whilst this can take place through the class teaching, other times in may involve small group support, one-to-one or specific intervention. Pye Bank has developed close relationships with outside agencies that can support our children and families. We work closely with the Speech and Language Service; School 2 School Support; Educational Psychologists; Early Years Inclusion and the Autism Team. All these services support children and families through both assessment and advice. The Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) also link closely with the Pastoral Team to support families outside of school.
At Pye Bank we are in a developing culture for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are constantly seeking new ways to support our children and families, providing a quality learning environment and additional provision for all to be proud of. Regardless of a child’s ability, through learning together and learning to be together, every child has the right to achieve their full potential.
We are creative and innovative in our approaches and have a distinctive ethos. We now offer Alternative Provision within our own school and for the Locality linked to Forest Schools. We have also developed a high quality, specialist, small group personalised learning base called Crystal Zone for children with more complex needs.
We are proud of our inclusive ethos.