This covers children who have difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Gross motor co-ordination
  • Fine motor co-ordination
  • It includes conditions such as dyspraxia, cerebral palsy and physical injury

Please see Speech Language and communication section for sensory issues related to ASD/ Asperger’s

What can Longshaw offer?

For all students at Longshaw

  • Quality first teaching with appropriate differentiation through planning, organisation, delivery, task, outcome, support and resources
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • Focused and modelled group work with teacher/TA/LSA eg. guided reading and writing
  • Additional in class support from a TA
  • Individual learning targets 
  • Lunchtime homework club
  • Flexible teaching arrangements 
  • Medical support including school nurse
  • Equipment eg sloping boards, pencil grips
  • Modified worksheets

Support for targeted groups of children at Longshaw

  • Additional motor skills groups
  • Additional handwriting groups

Targeted individual support at Longshaw

  • Touch typing
  • Outreach support  work from Joseph Clark (visual impairment advisory teachers)
  • Outreach support work from Whitefield ( hearing impairment advisory teachers)
  • Support from occupational therapy and 1 : 1 programmes
  • Support from physiotherapist
  • 1 to 1 support in class and at break times
  • Access arrangements for KS2 SATs