We look forward to welcoming you to our school - please call 020 8471 6173 or contact us by email to arrange a personalised tour: https://selwyn.leadinglearningtrust.org/contact-us/
We are proud of the fact that our school is Newham's deaf provision for primary aged children. Deaf children have a high profile within our school and are involved in all areas of school life. Our vision for deaf children at our school can be summarised as follows:
Our Whole School Provision Map (available as a document to download on this page) provides a brief overview of the various additionality we offer to support all learners, as and where appropriate. If you wish to discuss your child’s support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our SENDCo. Details of all staff are available on the website.
Our School SEN Information Report provides detailed information about our school and our provision, and is available as a document to download on this page.
Additional needs are identified before, on entry or at any point during your child’s time at Selwyn. The appropriate additionality, referral or support is then put in place – as per our Whole School Provision Map, and our Deaf Provision Map (which is also available as a document to download on this page). You will find further information regarding our school offer here.
We have three dedicated teaching spaces for learning and a newly developed outdoor space that can be accessed throughout the school day by the children in our SEND class.
Children within this school-led provision are taught a bespoke curriculum which meets their cognitive and social needs and is delivered by our SEN teacher and a team of skilled support staff.
Additionality in core subjects is delivered by class teachers and members of the school’s leadership team each morning. Children are identified for core additionality throughout the year which focuses on supporting children to meet age related expectations.
Throughout the school day, support staff members run additionality sessions to support children to develop a wide range of skills. These include Attention Autism, Nessy (dyslexia support), ELSA & LEGO therapy.
Specialist speech therapists are employed by the school, and work with the SEND Lead, the SENDCo, class teachers and learning support staff to deliver appropriate plans and interventions across the school. These are for children who have been referred, by the school or by a medical professional. These programmes can include speech sound production, language development and social skills, depending on the child’s needs.
Selwyn employs a SENDCo assistant who is available to support our families of children with SEND. She is available throughout the week to any parents who may require it. This may be to organise appointments with professional networks; to signpost families to the most appropriate support or just to sit and listen when parents may need this time.
We have a Family Support Worker who supports our children and families at Selwyn. She is a member of both the Safeguarding and Behaviour Support teams.
Our Family Support Worker is available three days a week to meet with parents to discuss any issues that they may be having. This could be behaviour management, employment, benefits or housing. They are able to sign-post parents to other organisations that offer support to families.
We employ a school counsellor through Place2Be who works with pupils on a termly basis, as identified by the Leadership Team.
We offer early riser sessions every day from 08:00. Children All of the children in our deaf provision as well as identified children from Reception to Y6 are invited to daily sessions with members of our support staff team to develop their language skills.
Our school is part of Newham Community Learning, a family of two primary and four secondary schools in the west of the borough of Newham. Lister Community School is a co-educational secondary provision, which is part of our Trust - and which is also the borough's resourced secondary provision for deaf and hearing impairded students. Staff at Selwyn and Lister work closely together to support students moving from primary to secondary school.
We have allocated a number of our support staff members to read with the children in Reception & KS1 each week. This time is spent reading the phonics phase books allocated to each child to ensure that they have the opportunity to develop their blending, segmenting and fluency.
Children from Y1 - Y6 who are currently working below the standard in reading for the age range are also targeted each week by in-class support staff to develop their fluency and comprehension.
We hope that these sessions will develop each child’s love of reading as well as using and applying reading skills taught in class. We encourage all of our families to read at home with their children.
This page was last reviewed in September2022.