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Littleover Community School


The ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’ (2014) states that “A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.”

At Littleover Community School (LCS) we believe that all students should be valued equally and must be given every opportunity to achieve their potential, both academically and socially. Through the school’s SEND Policy we actively seek to identify and remove barriers to learning and achieve inclusion within the school community. We consider ourselves to be a caring learning environment where students with SEND are inspired to develop high aspirations and independence to help them address and cope with future challenges.


SEND Provision

Provisions are tailored to the individual student using the Assess-Plan-Do-Review model.

Learning Support provisions include the following:

  • Access to a balanced and broadly based curriculum, as specified by the ‘National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4’ (2014), with the support of class teachers and subject teachers providing relevant differentiation
  • Each student with SEND has a designated Key Worker who will update with the student their Pupil Centred Plan (PCP) and identify with them targets that they will review together each term - where possible the Key Worker will remain with the student throughout the student’s time at LCS
  • Alternative interventions and learning resources for specific student’s needs
  • One-to-one sessions that are specific to an individual student’s needs with a focus on English, Maths and social skills
  • In-class support with Teaching Assistants where relevant
  • Lunchtime Clubs that help promote social and communication skills (including a Games Club, Craft Club, Martial Arts Club and Table Tennis Club)
  • Homework Clubs at lunchtime supported by Teaching Assistants
  • Nurture Groups
  • Meet & Greet sessions before school starts for specific students
  • Physio sessions for specific students
  • Study Support sessions across KS3 and KS4 that focus upon reading, writing and maths
  • Year 7 Reading Groups
  • After-school Lexia programme for Years 7 to 9
  • After-school ConquerMaths programme for Years 7 to 9
  • Typing Club programme for all year groups
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Maths and English GCSE Booster Groups
  • Identification of Exam Concessions
  • Relevant support with Exam Concessions (including readers and scribes)
  • Phased Transition Programme for both KS2 to KS3 and KS4 to KS5

DCC SEND Provision

Derby City Council have released the following information related to SEND School provision.

Contact Us

If you require further information about SEND provision at LCS, please contact our SEND Co-ordinator at send@littleover.derby.sch.uk.