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Eskdale, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6ED

01695 721881

Delph Side Community Primary School

Enjoy, Embrace, Evolve - "We Make the Difference!"

Teaching and Learning


What can our school offer?


At Delph Side Community Primary School we offer:

  • A vision for special educational needs that is articulated around four themes: Early intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectation and achievement and strong parent partnership.
  • A commitment to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make the best possible progress. School monitors the progress of every child in line with existing school practices. This is a continuous process which allows for early identification of any possible barriers to learning. The class teacher informs the parents at the earliest opportunity to alert them to any concerns and enlist their active help and participation.
  • A SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) who works closely with parents and teachers to plan an appropriate programme of intervention, which may include a personalised learning plan.
  • Teachers that personalise learning to meet children’s needs through multi-sensory teaching, differentiation of work, visual aids and other relevant resources which provide extra support.
  • Targeted intervention that may involve small group work or individual support with a highly skilled Teaching Assistant. 
  • Personalised learning to support children to access the curriculum and develop independent learning across all areas, equipping them with the necessary skills to progress in their learning.
  • A proactive and highly qualified SENCO who, should it be necessary, will seek permission from parents to complete a diagnostic assessment to identify specific learning difficulties.
  • Support and advice (if necessary) from the Educational Psychologist, the Inclusion and Disability Support Services, the Speech and Language Team and other specialist agencies will be sought, and any recommendations implemented with immediate effect.    
  • Teaching staff who have experience of supporting children with a range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, hearing impaired (HI), Autistic Spectrum disorder (ASD) Physical Development (PD) and  speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). 
  • A range of multi-sensory resources which are available in classrooms and the Rainbow Room.
  • Provision mapping for children to identify intervention needed then measuring its impact.
  • Specialisms that include: SpLD (Dyslexia) APEC/PECS, HI/BSL/In print ICT, Talk Boost and much more.
  • Support from an experienced SENCO who holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Specific Leaning Difficulties (Dyslexia Assessment/teaching & strategies) APC (Assessment Practising Certificate) SENCO Award and Accredited Autism Training.  
  • Tracking systems to track and monitor children’s academic progress including those in receipt of the Pupil Premium as well as pupils with SEN.
  • Support for children with SEN when sitting examinations in accordance with government guidance including adult support and accessing additional time if appropriate.