The SEN Information Report provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision;
  • health provision;
  • social care provision;
  • other educational provision; 
  • training provision;
  • travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
  • preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.

Please use this link for our SEN Information Report (updated September 2023).  Here you will also find information about our Local Offer.

At Highfield Littleport we have a wide range of approaches in order to cater for each individuals needs under the different categories of need (Sensory & Physical, Communication & Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Cognition and Learning).  Please see below for a selection of our provision, mapped out according to category of need:

SEND Provision at Highfield Littleport Academy

Communication and Interaction

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Flexible teaching arrangements/use of teaching assistants to support
  • Structured school and class routines
  • Differentiated approaches to suit individuals needs
  • Visual aids & Visual timetables
  • Makaton signing
  • Access to technology, including laptops and I-pads
  • In class support from Teaching Assistant high ratios
  • Talking Partners intervention
  • Peer support
  • PECS, Communication Books and AAC within a Total Communication Approach
  • Eyegaze Technology

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Whole school and class reward system
  • Whole school and class rules
  • Whole school policy for behaviour
  • PSHE
  • Individual/small group Wellbeing counselling from staff and outside agencies including: Blue Smile, CAMHS/social care
  • STEPS Therapeutic Behaviour approaches
  • High Five assemblies
  • Whole school learning values
  • Targeted Mental Health Training
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistants x3
  • Andy Cope Workshops
  • Identified school Mental Health lead
  • Social Skills groups

Cognition and Learning

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Careful baseline observations and assessments to identify difficulties and gaps in learning
  • Differentiated curriculum delivery
  • Increased visual aids, modelling etc
  • Word bank mats
  • Visual timetables
  • Writing frames
  • Access to technology, including laptops and I-Pads
  • Talking Partners intervention
  • In class support from Teaching Assistant high ratios
  • Language rich environment

Sensory and Physical

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Teachers and support staff aware of S&P Impairment students
  • Support/guidance given
  • Jabadao
  • Schools meals designed to promote nutrition and healthy eating
  • Fine Motor interventions
  • Access to equipment, writing slopes, pencils grips, overlays
  • Use of technology, laptops and I-pads
  • Spacious classrooms and outside areas
  • Overhead tracking
  • Physio Programmes
  • Sensory Diet
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Riding for the Disabled