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Here is a list of the programmes we currently offer at Northern Parade.
Name of programme About the programme


Braille is a tactile reading system for the blind or the visually impaired, it is a system of raised dots arranged in cells.


British Sign Language Lessons/Signed supported English

The Sensory Impaired Resource has its own communicator, who teaches hearing impaired children British Sign Language, this is on-going in the classroom as well as timetabled lessons delivered within the Resource.


Sign supported English is used during Literacy and again lessons are delivered in the resource. Each small word within the English language has a sign, for example a, to, too, the, as, etc.


The Sensory Impaired Resource also runs a Sign Language Club for all the pupils interested in learning Sign.

Hand gym

Hand gym helps to develop strong, flexible fingers, hands and arms. It promotes better hand-eye coordination, differentiated movement and manual dexterity. It fosters children's use and understanding of spoken language.


Letters and Sounds Group

Letters and sounds is usually taught at the beginning of every literacy lesson in Key stage one. However some children have not met the entrance criteria to move on to the next stage and so require small group support for an extended period of time to help them make expected progress.Letters and sounds is a six phase teaching programme.


Life Skills

Life skills is an opportunity for the Sensory Impaired children to come together and develop their social interactive skills as well as developing skills needed to be as independent as possible. We cover subjects such as, road systems, public transport, everyday skills in the kitchen, shopping, emergency services, animals etc. The aim is to help children develop their conceptual understanding by giving them real life experiences.

Pre and Post tutoring

Individual one-to-one tuition is often invaluable for children struggling in school as the result of any learning difficulty or combination of learning difficulties, because, unlike classroom teachers, an assistant providing tutoring can give a child their full attention and ensure that the level and pace of their teaching is suited to the child’s needs.


Precision Teaching

Precision Teaching is a teaching method used to accelerate progress particularly in word reading and spelling skills although it is also used to increase children's proficiency in number facts. It aims to find what teaching strategy is most effective for a particular child and to use it. It builds on that child’s successes and raises their self- esteem.


Sidney is an intervention programme that targets children that need additional support with Literacy. The programme is delivered 1:1 and helps your child to learn all the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that each letter makes. Your child will bring home certificates to indicate when they have completed a section of the programme successfully. 


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) Support

For your child to do well in the year 6 SPAG test, they don’t just have to be good at writing; they also need a technical understanding of how the English language works.


Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapists provide support and advice for children from birth to 19 years old. No types of difficulty or disability are excluded as they provide support based on need, not diagnosis.