How do we support?

Cognition and Learning

Support for Learning Difficulties may be reequired when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a 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 learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment. 

Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

(Code of Practice 2014) 


What provision is available?

Small group Teaching Assistant (TA) support

Beat Dyslexia intervention programme -

Stareway to Spelling

Letters & Sounds

Sound Discovery

Minute a day Maths -

Minute a day Phonics -

1st Class @ Number -


Precision Teaching




Wordshark -

Numbershark -

Derbyshire Friendly File

Stile Trays

Memory Boost activities

Specialist equipment

Plus1 & 2


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, undertsanding 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 wiht one, some or all of the different aspects of speech, language or social communication at different times of their lives.


Children and young people with ASD, including Asperger's Syndrome and Autism, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction. They may also experience difficulties with language, communication and imagination, which can impact on how they relate to others.

(Code of Practice 2014)


What provision is available?

Small group/ one-to-one Teaching Assistant (TA) support

Derbyshire Friendly File

Black Sheep materials

Talk Boost -

Speech and Language Therapy

Socially speaking

Use of specialist equipment


Makaton -

Child Monitoring Toolkit


Social, Emotional and Mental Health 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 abuse, 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.

(Code of Practice 2014)


What provision is available?

Small group/ one-to-one Teaching Assistant (TA) support

Positive play -

Derbyshire Friendly File

Circle of Friends

Nurture Group -

Social Stories

You are a Social Detector

5 Point Scale

Socially speaking

Quiet Time

Play-time support

Feeling Fans

Concentration aids


Physical/Sensory Impairment.

Some children and young peoplerequire 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) or a Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning, or habilitation support. Children and young people with an MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficuties.

Some children and young people with a Physical Disability (PD) require addition ongoing support and equipment to access all the opportunities available to their peers.

(Code of Practice 2014)


What provision is available?


Speed up – Handwriting

Write From the Start

Use of specialised equipment

Small group/ one-to-one Teaching Assistant (TA) support

Fine/gross motor skill development

Sensory room

Physical Literacy -


Occupational therapy

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Contact Us

Scargill C of E VA Primary School
Beech Lane
West Hallam
Tel: 0115 9320005
Fax: 0115 9447637