Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coordinator
Hello, my name is Mrs Rebecca Atkinson and I am the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coordinator for Billinghay C of E Primary School.
I have taught at Billinghay C of E Primary School for eleven years now and have worked in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5. I am currently teaching a variety of intervention groups throughout the school as well as being the schools SEND Coordinator.
Special Educational Needs at Billinghay School
At Billinghay Primary School we provide our children with an exciting and balanced curriculum to include all children. However, we understand that some children experience barriers to their learning and therefore require additional support at various times in their school life. Teachers take these difficulties and requirements into account when planning lessons and make additional provision where necessary. This additional intervention could be on an individual bases or as part of a group.
A copy of our SEND Policy can be viewed under the Key Policies part of the website and a link is also provided below.
Click on the link below to download a copy of our SEND Information Report (previously known as a Local Offer).
Examples of Intervention Programmes in place at school
Throughout our school we provide intervention programmes to either consolidate and close any gaps in a child’s learning, helping them to progress at a faster pace, or to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Phonics intervention groups are completed throughout school to develop and secure children’s phonetical knowledge of letter sounds to help them progress in reading and spelling.
1st Class@Number is a mathematics intervention group for children in Years 1 to 3. The programme develops children’s’ confidence when using numbers, giving them a greater understanding of mathematical vocabulary and processes used during Numeracy lessons. 1st Class@Number 2 is designed to be accessed by children in Years 4-6.
Toe by Toe
Toe by Toe is an intervention programme to help children with their reading. Children completing Toe by Toe work individually with an adult for approximately 10 minutes each day, consolidating their knowledge of letter sounds and practising blending letters together.
Reading At Level Four (RALF)
RALF is an intervention programme for children in Year 6 which develops and secures the reading skills needed to achieve level 4. RALF is completed in small groups and allows children to access a variety of different books and text types. The programme can be amended for different year groups and also makes use of ebooks and our ipads.
Clued Up For Grammar
This is a fun programme to help children understand the application of key grammar and punctuation techniques. It has an interactive and multi sensory approach to teaching and learning, with the use of Ivor Clue and his rival, Criminal Kev.