SEN – Sensory and/or Physical Needs

“My child has sensory and/or physical needs”


This section covers students who have difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Groff 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


All students at Shenley can access

  • Qualtiy First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice)
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • School adheres to guidelines on physical access
  • Access to homework clubs listen here
  • Accelerated Reader Programme Whole School
  • DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)
  • 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 – Management Plans
  • Handwriting / fine motor / keyboard skills training
  • Information from qualified School Nurse
  • Access to assistive technology – talking word processing software, Ipads and Ipod

Targeted individual support may include:

  • Personalised Support Plans
  • 1-1 outside agency support from advisory teachers
  • Individual handwriting / fine motor / keyboard
  • Specialised equipment and materials such as writing slope, hearing aid replacements
  • Access to assistive software – IPod/IPad
  • Targeted support from School Nurse
  • Examination Access Arrangements
  • Post 16 Transition Support – access to Careers Advisor

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




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My child has difficulties with social
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