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
  • It includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia

NB Please see speech, language and social communication section for sensory issues relating to ASD/Asperger Syndrome

What does St Lawrence offer?

All students at St Lawrence can access

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)
  • Visual aids and timetables to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • Amplification of sound for aid users.
  • School adheres to guidelines on physical access.
  • 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

  • Medical Care Plans.
  • Handwriting /fine motor/ skills training.
  • Access to teaching assistant support.
  • COMPS

Targeted individual support may include

  • 1:1 Outside Agency support from IDS, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
  • Individual handwriting /fine motor/keyboard skills training.
  • Specialist equipment and materials, such as low vision aids and enlarged adapted resources.
  • Access to assistive technology (via IDS HI or VI).
  • Targeted TA support for complex medical needs, including practical support.
  • Exam Access Arrangements.
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly)

*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.