SEND at The Snaith School (Infinity)
Infinity plays a key role in school, providing all students with support, should they need it. This may range from time out and finding someone to talk to, to specific interventions to support special educational needs and or disabilities.
These needs can vary from academic challenges, such as difficulties with literacy or numeracy where additional support is provided through key interventions; social needs where they benefit from more structured support during their break and lunchtimes; and emotional needs where students may benefit from a 5 minute step out or in more significant cases, receive emotional literacy support.
Students can also receive support with homework during break and lunchtime, or seek advice if they are struggling with anything in school.
Students with medical needs can also access support, including physiotherapy led activities.
The Infinity team consists of teaching assistants (including an ELSA Trained L3 TA), a SEND Manager, Assistant SENDCo and SENDCo. Teaching assistants deliver a number of literacy based interventions – including ‘Thinking Reading’, paired reading, as well as handwriting and social group interventions.
Students with specific learning difficulties work on IDL intervention – a computer based intervention to support students with dyslexia to help develop reading and spelling.
The SEND Manager is based within Infinity and is the first port of call for students seeking support.
The Infinity Department is a busy and successful department at The Snaith School. The function of the department is to stretch and challenge pupils in their learning by providing them with the means to access the curriculum by removing any barriers to learning individuals may experience, and to ensure they have aspirations which we can support them to achieve.
The Special Education Needs and Disability Co-ordinator for the school is Alison Walker.