St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Special Educational Needs and Disability - Our Vision and Values
Tailored provision is described via our ‘local offer’ and SEND information report. The diagram describes the local offer for the school; the purpose of the local offer and SEND Information Report is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available within the school. The school caters in an inclusive way through differentiated provision for waves 1, 2 and 3. Wave 4 provision is not part of the local offer but demonstrates the extended offer within the Rochdale Authority should the need arise beyond mainstream schooling. Children and Families are at the heart of our offer.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs M. Brooks
Speech and Language Therapy
Our Speech and Language therapist screens all children in Reception at the start of the academic year. After this, any children who do not pass all 4 blank levels will be placed into intervention groups.
The screening tool used is called the Test of Abstract Language Assessment (TALC) which looks at children's understanding of abstract language through verbal reasoning.
During interventions and in all classrooms, Blank Level Questioning is used when speaking to children. The picture below demonstrates the four blank levels of questioning and what each one entails:
Useful resources for Parents and Carers