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Lady Lumley’s is part of North Yorkshire County Council’s network of enhanced mainstream schools providing specialist advice and outreach support for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). From our support base at the heart of Lady Lumley’s School, we provide specialist teaching advice and support to children and young people in 34 local primary and secondary schools, in the Ryedale and Wolds area.
Children and young people with specific learning difficulties may experience particular difficulties in learning to read, write, spell or manipulate numbers to the extent that their performance in these areas may be below their performance in other areas, despite appropriate learning opportunities. They may also experience problems with the speed of processing information, with working memory, with organisational skills and with co-ordination.
We have specialist teaching and support staff who are professionally trained and have specific expertise. We have additional resources and funding to support the education of children with SpLD.
|Sharon Leonard||Teacher in Charge|
|Sarah Wilmore||Advanced Teaching Assistant|
|Sue Stott||Specialist Teacher|
|Claire Nicholls||Admin Assistant|
Advice and training on:
Telephone: 01751 470046 / 472846 E-mail: email@example.com
Schools are encouraged to contact the EMS:
Schools will find the following documents very useful:
Every school is expected to have reviewed its provision in relation to an individual child prior to any referral to an EMS. This should include a school being able to identify the adaptations it has made to curriculum, environment, policies, procedures and support in order to try and meet a child’s needs.
Schools are strongly advised to discuss a potential referral with the SpLD team before making a referral. Once it is jointly agreed that a referral for a specific pupil is appropriate, schools will need to gather supporting documentation as follows:
To help guide you though the referral process, click here to see the Referral Flowchart
Where appropriate, the SpLD team will work with the mainstream school, pupil and parents to prepare and maintain a detailed Record of Support and Intervention (ROSI). This includes assessment information based on discussions, observations, and in some instances, testing. The ROSI also contains an overview or Plan for the intervention as agreed by all involved. Progress will be reviewed and evaluated regularly.
To enable us to monitor our service and meet the individual needs of each pupil, we welcome and value your feedback. We will issue a series of feedback / evaluation forms at the relevant stages of the process, here are some examples:
Lady Lumley’s School proudly holds the 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 SPLD team to discuss the journey. More information can be found in the Specific Learning Difficulties Guidance Folder, Section 3.
Here are some useful links of where to get more information:
Click on the links below for our practical Top Tips to support children and young people with specific learning difficulties.
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