Special Educational Needs
Children with additional needs are identified through a combination of observations of the children as individuals within their classes by our experienced staff, tracking the outcomes of assessments and through discussions with parents. At Connor Downs Academy we are very lucky to have a very experienced SENDco, Mrs Palmer. She works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to create programmes of support that meet the needs of the child. If you wish to discuss your child's learning programme, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance and then should you require further information please contact Mrs Palmer.
We work with a range of external agencies to provide the best support for all our children. There are too many to list, but they include:
Gifted and Talented
We also aim to ensure that children who display exceptional gifts and talents are provided for. Every year, the children with exceptional gifts and talents are identified by members of staff as well as their families. We particularly ask for parental information about talents that may not have been picked up within school, such as sporting talent, artistic talent, cooking or other abilities. It is these skills that make our pupils individuals and we want to ensure that they have the opportunity to shine and also to further develop their skills. This process enables the school to ensure that provision is in place to challenge and enrich the learning of this group of children.
The school works to offer a variety of enrichment opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, and aims to harness and develop the gifts and talents that our children display.