Sensory and/or physical needs


My child has sensory and/or physical needs

This section covers students who have difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Gross motor co-ordination
  • Fine motor co-ordination
  • Self-organisation for daily living
  • This may include conditions such as cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia and other medical conditions

NB: please see Speech, Language and Social Communication section for sensory issues relating to ASD/Asperger Syndrome.

What can The Priory offer?

All students at The Priory can access:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • School adheres to guidelines on physical access.
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • KS2 to KS3 transition support via Transition programme
  • Year 7, 8 and 10 students have access to spelling, reading and comprehension intervention sessions during tutor time.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support for targeted groups of students may include:

As for all Priory students plus…

  • Medical Care Plans
  • Handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training
  • Group discussions and information giving from our qualified school nurse
  • Access to assistive technology, laptops, software, audio digital books and apps.
  • Learning Support Assistant provision in some lessons
  • Targeted lunch time clubs for vulnerable students.

Targeted individual support many include:

  • Personalised support plans
  • Individual handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training
  • Outside Agency support from Advisory Teachers when needed
  • Specialist equipment and materials, such as low vision aids and enlarged adapted resources
  • Access to assistive technology, software, audio digital books and apps
  • Targeted Learning Support Assistant provision for complex medical needs, including practical support
  • Post 16 Transition support
  • External agency advice where needed
  • Exam Access Arrangements