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Special Education Needs

SEN provision at Cardiff High School is in line with the SEN code of practice and the LEA guidance criteria. Pupils receive a staged approach to help meet their needs which includes a literacy intervention programme, paired learning with Year 12 students and extra literacy and numeracy sessions. A key element of the provision involves learning support assistants who are able to offer in-class support for a variety of lessons in years 7 & 8. The learning support department prides itself on its open-door policy for pupils and teaching staff. There is also close liaison with parents and pastoral staff. The learning support area is available for any pupil at lunchtime with homework and computer clubs. After school sessions are available. Option subjects are offered in years 9, 10 and 11 and these are very popular. At present there are 88 pupils following the learning skills option in year 9 and 65 in Learning Support in KS4. The Cardiff LEA Specific Learning Difficulties Resource Base for 12 Statemented dyslexic pupils is housed in Cardiff High School. More information on this provision is available from Cardiff LEA or the School.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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