SEND - Curriculum Offer

Consett Academy delivers a broad and balanced curriculum, which is, supported with a wide range of additional and different in-class and withdrawal intervention programmes. Programmes run before, during and after the Academy day. Time limited, targeted interventions, aimed at supported academic, social and physical needs of SEND students include:

  • Lexia
  • Therapeutic Story Writing
  • Social Skills Programmes
  • Withdrawal literacy
  • Withdrawal numeracy
  • Speed Up Handwriting
  • Brain Training
  • Talk About

With all interventions, students are assessed at the beginning and the end of the programme to ensure student progress as well as to monitor the effectiveness of individual programmes of support. Key indicators for success include academic progress in core subjects, attendance and/or reading and spelling.

SEND FUNDING - At Consett Academy we not only provide first rate SEND provision, but also ensure this is cost effective. The current SEND spend is set out below:-

  2013-14 2014-15
Lexia £1,819 £1,819
Behaviour Early Intervention £9,000 £9,000
Crisis Response £9,000 £9,000
EDDY Project £4,000 £2,000
LACES's £2,500 £2,500
Counselling Service £32,000 £32,000
Assessment Consumables £205 £200
Visual Stress Support Tools £945 £945
A/W consumables £350 £350
C & I/W consumables £350 £350
Educational Psychologist   £3,600
Sensory support tools   £250
In class and specialist one to one support £270,019 £255,768
Additional (CPD, access to alternative curriculum, site adaptations etc £84,066 £79,731
Total £414,354 £397,613
     

Key for above -

A/W Consumable – academic withdrawal consumables

SEMHD/W consumables – social, emotional and mental health difficulties consumables

C&L/W consumables – communication and language withdrawal consumables

EDDY – Education, Develop and Divert Young People

LACEs- Looked After Children’s Education team

This spending can be divided into three general areas.

1. In house specialist SEND provision. This would include our well qualified SEND Curriculum Support Workers who support individual and groups of students both in and outside of lessons.

2. Externally sourced specialists- This would include counselling, accessing alternative provision etc.

3. SEND specific resources.

Impact:

Cognition and Learning Intervention 

This includes various support tools such as in-class support, withdrawal intervention for Literacy and Numeracy and Lexia.

Average gains in reading score during these interventions is four standardised points. Handwriting interventions see an average gain of four words per minute alongside a noticeable improvement in the legibility of all participants’ handwriting.

Students accessing intervention programmes make an average of two sublevels improvement in English and 1.5 sub levels in maths over the course of the intervention.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Intervention

This includes various support tools such as 1:1 counselling, withdrawal intervention for behaviour and social skills as well as external support programmes such as Early Intervention Team.

Students accessing internal intervention projects made an average of two sub levels improvement in English and 1.5 sub levels in maths over the course of the intervention. Students also gain an average gain of 518 achievement points over the course of the intervention programme.

Students who attended the EDDY project throughout the full academic year made an average 1.3 sub levels improvement in English and 2.1 sub levels in maths. Students attendance improved by an average 2.1%, one students attendance improved by 12.6%

Communication and Interaction

This includes tools such as small group withdrawal such as The Island Project and Therapeutic Story Writing and in-class support. Students accessing internal intervention projects made an average of 1.5 sublevels improvement in English and 1 full level in maths over the course of the intervention. These students also improved their attendance over the course of the interventions by an average1.7%.

Sensory and Physical Needs

This includes tools such as modification to environments, provision of physical resources and individual adult support.