GDPR at North Gosforth Academy

My child has difficulties with speech, language or social communication

This can include:

  • Understanding language.
  • Using language.
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.

What does North Gosforth Academy offer?

All of our students have access to:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • ICT is used to reduce barriers to learning where possible
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support may include:

  • Assessment and identification of language need and feedback to parents/carers and staff.
  • Referral to the Language and Communication Team or Speech and Language Therapy
  • Small group intervention programmes include: vocabulary, inference and deduction and language building blocks.
  • Pre and post intervention skills assessment and results.
  • Post intervention feedback to student, parents/carers and staff.
  • In-class support in some lessons.
  • Progress Group.

Targeted individual support may include:

  • 1:1 sessions with a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • 1:1 or small group sessions with Language and Communication Team.
  • Individual support in some lessons.
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents/carers and students (at least termly and including the Annual Review).
  • Exam access arrangements.
  • Post 16 transition support.