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Arrow Valley First School

Arrow Valley First School

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Miss Adams is our Access and Inclusion Lead 

Designated Teacher for Children Looked After (CLA) and Children Previously Looked After (CPLA).





At Arrow Valley First School, we aim for all children to receive high quality class teaching. This teaching considers the needs of all individual learners within the classroom, through careful pitching and matching of teaching approaches and activities. 


However, we accept that some children may be at risk of not making the required amount of progress either academically, emotionally, socially or physically.  We have procedures in place to quickly identify, plan, implement and review a child’s progress so that they are enabled to succeed. We use a graduated approach to quickly identify, plan and implement strategies to meet an individual’s needs:

  1. Assessing needs

  2. Plan

  3. Do

  4. Review


Waves of Support.

A child’s needs are met using 3 levels of intervention which are often described as “Waves of Support” to help them access to the curriculum.

Wave 1: High quality class teaching, focused on pitch and match for all pupils within an inclusive learning environment.
Wave 2: Specific, time-limited interventions provided for some pupils who need support to accelerate their progress, usually within a group situation. This support is reviewed at regular intervals and changed or modified accordingly.
Wave 3: Highly tailored interventions to support a minority of pupils to accelerate their progress. This category is called ‘SEN Support.’ These children may have more complex needs, and may not make adequate progress (socially, emotionally or academically) despite receiving interventions over a period of time. Children at Wave 3 receive a My Plan with clear targets, which are reviewed regularly.


You will find more information within the School Information Report and SEND Policy.