The level of support provided depends on the nature of your child’s needs and challenges with learning.
Our education provisions match the needs of the four broad areas of need as defined in the Revised Code of Practice 2014, Chapter 6
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and/or physical needs
At Westside School, we have a 3-tiered approach to supporting a child’s learning.
Tier 1 Mainstream
Refers to the teaching your child will receive from their class teacher. This may include adaptations to match their learning needs.
Tier 2 Targeted
Observations and Individual Pupil Passports, it may be appropriate to consider making additional short-term special educational provision to remove or reduce any obstacles to your child’s learning.
This takes the form of a graduated four-part approach as follows:
A) Assessing and understanding your child’s needs
B) Planning the most effective and appropriate intervention
C) Providing this intervention
D) Reviewing the impact on progress towards individual learning outcomes.
Tier 3 Specialist
It may be necessary to seek specialist advice and regular long-term support from a specialist professional in or outside the school in order to plan for the best possible learning outcomes for your child.
Specialist Intervention available at Westside School
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Counselling (Emotional and Music Therapy)
- Social Communication Therapy/Intervention