Supporting Pupils with SEND
Studying a foreign language should help children with special learning difficulties to
develop their general language skills, increase their social skills, and encourage their awareness of other people, places and cultures. It is hoped that children will feel positive achievement in what they can do in a language which will help develop their confidence and self-esteem.
A study by N.C.C. and CILT has shown that levels 1-3 do not pose particular problems even for children with educational difficulties. Strategies cited in the report which have helped children with S.E.N. achieve success should be used including:
The target language will be used sensitively with low ability children, but as a means of challenging exceptionally able children. Higher level questioning will be used with more able children and there will be an expectation that they will reuse language learned in different contexts.
There will be appropriate expectations of children with S.E.N. and positive and constructive attitudes to learning difficulties.
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