Support for additional needs

  • The achievement of disabled children and those who have special educational needs is excellent. Work with the speech and language therapist, as well as the support of teachers and other staff, enables them to make rapid progress.

    — Ofsted 2015

    At Golborne & Maxilla, we have a 3 tiered approach to supporting a child’s learning.

    Universal – this is the quality first teaching your child will receive from teaching staff and may include some very minor adaptations to match learning needs.

    Targeted – it may be appropriate to consider making additional short term special educational provision to remove or reduce any obstacles to your child’s learning. This takes the form of a graduated four part approach of a) assessing your child’s needs, b) planning the most effective and appropriate intervention, c) providing this intervention and d) reviewing the impact on your child’s progress towards individual learning outcomes. Specific targeted one to one or small group interventions may be run alongside the classroom. These will be limited to a number a weeks to minimise disruption to the regular curriculum. You will be kept informed of your child’s progress towards learning outcomes.

    Specialist – it may be necessary to seek specialist advice and regular long term support from a specialist professional outside the school in order to plan for the best possible learning outcomes for your child. This may include educational psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory advisory teachers and the child development service.

    For a very small number of pupils access to these specialists may be through a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan.

    The current interventions provided at Golborne & Maxilla include:

    • Communication and Language groups
    • Physical support
    • Maths intervention
    • Social skills

    For further information regarding the borough’s core offer please go to here

Term dates
Autumn Term 2016
  • term starts Wednesday 7th September (TBC)
  • half term break occurs – Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016
  • back to school from half term Monday 31st October 2016
  • last day of term Wednesday 21st December 2016
Spring Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • half term break occurs Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 20th February 2017
  • last day of term Friday 31st March 2017
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 19th April 2017
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 5th June
  • last day of term – Friday 15th July
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 6th September 2017
  • half term break occurs - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 30th October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017