Hello. My name is Sue Forsyth.
I work as a Reading Recovery teacher and SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator).
I work closely with a variety of families throughout the school helping the class teacher and the family meet the student's individual needs. This includes children with ADHD; Autism; Dyslexia and other learning disabilities- including speech and physical disabilities. I am always happy to talk with parents who are
concerned about whether their child is having difficulty learning because he or she shows evidence of one of these learning issues.
We are very lucky to have lots of extra programmes throughout the school in all curriculum areas. Our aim is to provide suitable programmes for the children that support the regular class programme. Throughout the year we review assessment results to check that we have the children on the right programme,
put new children onto the programmes where necessary, or take children off when they have reached the required level. These programme are run by Teachers or Trained Teacher Aides.
The programmes we offer include Rainbow Reading; Lexia Computer Reading Programme; Multi Lit; Reading Recovery; Pause, Praise, Prompt-PPP; English Second Language Programme (ESL); Literacy Booster Groups; Numeracy Booster Groups.
Rainbow Reading Programme:
Lexia Computer Reading Programme.
Multi Lit Reading Programme (Making up lost time in Literacy):
A specialised Literacy programme for 6 year olds. The students work on a one to one basis with a Reading Recovery trained teacher. Daily 30 minute lessons are individually designed to meet the students needs in letter recognition; reading and writing. We have 2 teachers working in our school.
English Second Language (ESL) :
A structured programme has been developed to provide students from a variety of different cultures the opportunity to develop their knowledge of English. The students are grouped according to their individual needs not age. The tutor encourages the children to celebrate their own culture wherever possible.
Numeracy Booster Groups: