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Heyes Lane Primary School

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Heyes Lane Primary School


Cognition & Learning

My child needs support with Cognition and Learning


Your child may need support with:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new vocabulary and concepts
  • Memory
  • Number and calculations
  • General learning


Your child may have conditions such as:

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD): Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia


IQFT @ Heyes Lane:

All pupils at Heyes Lane are entitled to, and receive Inclusive Quality-First Teaching (IQFT) though our creative, engaging and immersive curriculum, which is appropriately adapted to meet individual learner needs.  This is achieved through:

  • Highly skilled, creative teachers and well-trained support staff who are dedicated to your child’s academic, personal and social potential
  • Appropriate learning challenges, matched the National Curriculum guidelines
  • Adapted learning challenges through:
    • Extending or reducing challenges
    • Varying the amount of adult or peer support given to complete the challenge
    • The way a learning challenge is delivered, completed and achieved.  E.g. visually (looking), practically (doing), orally (speaking), aurally (listening).
    • Different resources to complete learning challenges
    • Different outcome of the challenge
  • Multi-sensory approach to learning challenges
  • Visual aids to support attention and listening skills, classroom organisation and language and concept development
  • Reward charts
  • Modelled language through repetition, emphasis and expansion
  • More thinking time
  • Writing slope boards, pencil grips and coloured overlays for reading
  • Appropriate seating position
  • Talk partners & peer support
  • Whole school approach to meta-cognition through our Learning Goals: Positive, Active and Creative
  • Early identification of needs through a graduated approach to teaching and learning and meeting pupil needs
  • Effective Accessibility, Anti-bullying, Relationships & Behaviour, Equalities, SEND & Inclusion, Safeguarding and Teaching & Learning Policies


Additional Support

Your child may benefit from:

  • Small group work with adult support
  • Keep-up work in class with TA
  • Lexia Reading intervention
  • Dynamo Maths intervention
  • Visual support for learning new words
  • Support for sequencing skills
  • Recordable devices to support memory for writing
  • Daily reading
  • Phonics intervention Early Years, KS1 and for some KS2 pupils
  • Black Sheep Press Narrative and Speaking & Listening intervention
  • Elklan’s Blank Level Questioning approach
  • Technologies to support class work, such as Clicker 8


SEN Support

You child may access:

  • Catch-up learning sessions with TA
  • Precision Teaching
  • Lexia Reading intervention
  • Dynamo Maths intervention
  • 1-1 or small group TA support
  • Phonics intervention Early Years, KS1 and  some KS2 pupils
  • 1-1 support using Black Sheep Press therapy packs for Narrative and Speaking  & Listening
  • Reading for Meaning Pack
  • Picture Questions Pack
  • 1-1 narrative support using Colourful Semantics
  • Handwriting intervention
  • Toe by Toe Programme
  • Clicker 8 word, sentence and grammar support
  • In class adult support
  • 1-1 Pastoral Support
  • Exam Access arrangements
  • Advice and training for staff from specialists