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Cognition and Learning

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) - dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia


  • The Universally Available Guidance  Provision for Early Years; 

    Universally Available Provision to Supporting children and young people who have additional needs in mainstream schools and SEND Level Descriptors are used by staff in supporting the needs of all pupils with their additional needs.

  • Staff support access to the curriculum and to develop the skills for independent learning e.g. through changes to classroom environments, use of IT, support staff, specific interventions etc.
  • Staff use a wide range of resources to promote multi-sensory, practical, creative and independent learning.
  • Staff seek specialist advice and the expertise from SENDOS (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Outreach Service) or our school Educational Psychologist to ensure the needs of children are clearly identified.
  • Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas.
  • Staff assess pupils for access arrangements for SATs testing and provide appropriate arrangements.
  • Differentiated curriculum, concrete apparatus, visual prompts and other resources are used to enable pupils to make progress.
  • Along with first quality teaching and interventions we also use IT based programmes used to reduce barriers to learning where possible e.g. WordShark
  • Small group differentiated daily phonics teaching for Reception, Key Stage 1 and for some key Stage 2 pupils, following Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.
  • Small group or 1:1 targeted intervention programmes are delivered to pupils to improve reading, writing and maths skills – teachers use the ‘keep up, catch’ up approach to instantly address learning needs.
  • Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils eg. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words.
  • Provision of table top resources to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical.
  • All classes now have access to an SEN Toolkit which has a selection of specialised equipment to support pupils learning and overcome their barriers.


Updated September 2023