New EYFS Starters 2020/21

Extra Help

Help is always available in our classroom to cater for the various ways children learn. This may include additional adult time, extra equipment, different activities or ways of presenting information and working. However many children, at some point in their school life, need extra help.  This can also take place in smaller groups or 1:1 with the teacher or Learning Support Assistant (LSA) using appropriate packs of work called “interventions”, “boosting” or “catch up”.  For a small amount of children this is not enough.  


The government defines a child as having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) if they have a need which is causing a significant impact on their learning or calls for specialist educational provision, greater than the majority of other pupils, at the same age. Their additional need continues despite the support that can be provided for all children.   


The teacher who manages this extra, “specialist” help in our school is Mrs Donna Kirby, our SENCo.  Mr Ward is also a specialist in this area and teaches in our Unit for children with Moderate Learning Difficulties.

Hugglescote Community Primary School

Hugglecote Community Primary School
Ashburton Road

Tel: 01530 832721