Sensory and/or physical needs

Students who are categorised as having a special education need category of ‘sensory or physical needs’ may have difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Limited mobility
  • Gross motor co-ordination
  • Fine motor co-ordination
  • Self-organisation for daily living

Students may also have previously been identified as being visually impaired (VI), hearing impaired (HI), multi-sensry impaired (MI) or have a phsycial disability (PD)

These may be as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis or as a result of a physical injury.

High Tunstall College of Science has specialist additionaly resourced for provision for students with medical and physical needs which includes access to hydrotherapy and physiotherapy.

 What does High Tunstall Offer?

 All students can access:

  • High quality first teaching with appropriate differentiation.
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • A whole school focus on supporting meta-cognitive learning and growth mindset.
  • Access to homework support clubs.
  • Learning coach meetings
  • Amplication of sound for hearing impaired students.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.
  • Tailored transition packages in Y6 and Y11
Support for targeted groups of students may involve:

  • Enhanced medical care plans
  • Assessment and identification of barriers to learning and development needs
  • Handwriting / fine motor skills / keyboard skills training
  • Teaching assistant support
  • HUB intervention through higher level teaching assistant support.
  • Access to assistive technology
  • Access to external agency support and review (e.g. Occupational therapist, physio and hydro)
  • Access arrangements for examinations
 Targeted individual support may involve:

  • Access to specialised equipment and seating
  • One to one support
  • Termly review of our graduated response
  • Specialist teaching assistants in faculties support
  • External agency advice
  • Access arrangements for examinations
  • Additional transition strategies from KS2 to KS3 including
  • Post 16 transition support