Available Support

What is the pastoral, medical and social support available at Littletown? 
At Littletown, we provide children with access to our family support worker. We have a nurture group that runs every lunchtime and we use the Thrive approach throughout the school.

We have a nuture group that runs every lunchtime.

We have three 'Skills for Life' practioners that support children both individually or in groups.

Any medical needs will always be addressed and we will support any pupil with a medical need, ensuring they access the full curriculum.
What behaviour support is there available at Littletown Academy? 
At Littletown Academy, we expect high standards of behaviour from all our pupils. All staff share the same high behaviour expectations from pupils and have a whole school positive behaviour reward system. However, we also recognise that managing behaviour can be extremely difficult for some of our SEND children.

We monitor behaviour issues very closely; some children may have a ‘behaviour plan’ in place. The aim of the behaviour plan is to identify triggers for the behaviour and put positive reinforcements in place to support any difficulties. This document will be planned with class teacher, teaching assistant and the SAFS team; it will also be shared with the Principal and Deputy Head.

If the behaviour is such that it will affect staff on a wider scale, then a behaviour plan will be shared with other staff members during a staff meeting. This way we can all work together to support our pupils.

There are times that we will seek support from our Behaviour Support Team, they may visit the school and work with teaching staff and parents to help support pupils with specific behaviour problems.
How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive? 
Our provision is arranged so we are able meet our students’ needs, within the resources available. We recognise that different students require different levels of support in order to achieve age expected attainment.

The SAFS team, teachers, as well as Senior Leadership Team work in unison to acknowledge to children’s needs and plan what support would be appropriate.

There are always on-going discussions with parents/carers for any student who requires additional support for their learning.

Local Offer

We are part of Devon LA.

In Devon, we believe that children and young people with SEND should have the expectation to be part of their local community and to be included and educated alongside their peers. We aim to provide a range of support and opportunities to enable this to happen and these can be described as the ’local offer’.

For more information about the Local Offer, please follow the link below: