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Enhanced Mainstream School for SpLD


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Head of School: Sally Sumner.

Executive Headteacher: Andrew Taylor.






         




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Enhanced Mainstream

Enhanced Mainstream School for Specific Learning Difficulties

(UWS EMS SpLD)


What is an enhanced mainstream school (EMS)?
26 schools in North Yorkshire have been given ‘Enhanced Mainstream School’ status. This means they act as ‘host schools’ with specialist staffing and an EMS support base located in the heart of the school.
Upper Wharfedale School has been chosen as one of the 7 EMS for SpLD. This means we provide support and guidance to the 37 primary schools and 6 secondary schools in the Craven area, including UWS.    
UWS has a reputation for being a very inclusive school. EMS status builds on this, further developing and enhancing the expertise of all staff in working with students with SpLD. UWS has been awarded the Dyslexia Quality Mark in recognition of this.                    

What are specific learning difficulties (SpLD)?
SpLD is an umbrella term for a number of associated learning difficulties. Students with SpLD may experience difficulties with processing information, learning to read, write, spell or manipulate numbers. Other difficulties may be with organisation and co-ordination. The terms ‘dyslexia’, ‘dyscalculia’, ‘dyspraxia’ ‘dysgraphia’ and ‘developmental co-ordination difficulties’ are sometimes used to describe such difficulties.

The EMS Team
We are specialist teaching and support staff who have additional qualifications, professional training and specific expertise.
We can be contacted by telephone 01756 752215 or email ems@uws.n-yorks.sch.uk




Mrs M McLellan

Teacher in Charge

Mrs J Holliday

Specialist Teacher

Mrs J Davey

Advanced Teaching Assistant

Mrs L Lawn

Admin. Assistant


Schools may find the following documents and links useful:


Specific Learning Difficulties Guidance

http://cyps.northyorks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=12909&p=0


Supporting Children and Young People with Co-ordination Difficulties (Leaflet)

http://cyps.northyorks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=12976&p=0


Supporting Pupils with Sensory Processing Differences (Leaflet)

              SEND Specialist Support and Provision.pdf                                                


NYCC SPLD Strategy 2014

SpLD Strategy 2014 final.pdf


Dyslexia Quality Mark


The DQM is an award granted by NYCC in recognition of the steps taken by schools towards becoming fully inclusive and ‘dyslexia friendly’.


Mainstream schools considering self-evaluation towards the DQM can contact the UWS SPLD team to discuss the process.  


More information can be found on the Rossett School EMS website.

http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/diversity/ems/dyslexia-quality-mark


Useful Links


SpLD Dyslexia Trust - http://www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/

British Dyslexia Association- www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Dyslexia Action - http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/

Dyspraxia UK - http://www.dyspraxiauk.com/

Dyspraxia Foundation - http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/

Contents


Information for parents

Parents should initially contact the SENCo at their child’s school if they have concerns that their child has some specific learning difficulties.


Guide-for-Parents-SpLD-Jan-2013.pdf


Dyslexia-information-2014.pdf


Information for schools

We can offer generic advice and training about all aspects of Specific Learning Difficulties.  You are welcome to contact us to discuss your particular requirements. EMS - UWS Request for PLD.doc


When a child with SpLD is not making sufficient progress despite interventions and support within your school, you may consider making a referral to the EMS.  Schools should discuss a potential referral with the SpLD team before submitting the referral.


How to make a referral


When a child with SpLD is not making sufficient progress despite interventions and support within your school, you may consider making a referral to the EMS.  Schools should discuss a potential referral with the SpLD team before submitting the referral.


The referral system has changed.  All referrals for services now go through a Single Point Of Access at County Hall. The referral then goes to a referral panel and once agreed they will forward details on to the appropriate service.


The referral documents and explanations of the new system can be found below and also on the NYCC Local Offer site.



Request for Involvement

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Young Person Consent

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IES SPA FAQ’s

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SEND Mainstream Guidance

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IES SPA Process Map

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Request Involvement Process Map

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