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Watton Junior School

Learning and Cognition SRB

KS2 Learning and Cognition SRB

Who and where are we?

  • We are one of 4 KS2 Learning and Cognition units in Norfolk.
  • We are based in Watton Junior School.
  • At capacity, we can work with a maximum of 10 children .
  • Children come to us for a minimum stay of two terms with a maximum of 4 terms.
  • They visit their home school on Wednesday.

Contact Number:

01953 881387


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SRB - Summer 2 Overview

SRB overview Autumn 1 2023


What could be an identified Learning Need?

Every teacher knows that some children, despite numerous interventions, group support and highly differentiated work, struggle to make the required progress. Their needs, however, are not severe enough to be able to access a Complex Needs setting. The school identifies that they need higher level intervention, which cannot be offered in class. The needs may be repeated concrete tasks, pre-learning, over-learning, repetition, a bespoke curriculum to address their required style of learning, maybe precision teaching, and a chance to thrive in a small group situation where they feel their needs are not so obvious to their peers.

What we can offer

  • Almost one to one teaching, or small groups on a daily basis.
  • A curriculum based on teaching through a core story for English, where we highly differentiate work and approaches, to meet the child’s needs. This could be as basic as phonics work, but always aiming to be engaging, motivating and bespoke.
  • We teach maths based on the attainment of number skills underpinning transition to using and applying where appropriate, through questioning and concrete manipulation.
  • We access other areas of the curriculum to support the child’s learning needs, focusing on confidence and esteem building as the ultimate bridge to increasing attainment.
  • Links with our Special School partner Parkside, an Educational Psychologist, and The Dyslexia Outreach Service.

Meet our staff

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Learning and Cognition SRB team based at Watton Junior School. Mrs Julia Rees
SRB Teacher
Works Monday - Wednesday
Mrs Val Winter
Works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Mrs Jayne Quinn
Works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Application procedure

So, if you have identified a need with a student whom you feel could benefit from a placement at the SRB, what is the procedure to begin application?

Initially contact is made to the SRB lead teacher at : (for the attention of Jess Raine) to discuss the child and their needs.

  • The lead teacher visits the child in their home school to see them in class situ and discuss needs, attainment levels, strategies already tried and discussions around learning and cognition also focusing on confidence and self-esteem levels.
  • If the lead teacher believes that they would fit, and progress could be made around the identified need then an application is made formally to the SRB and this then goes to panel at NCC. Parental permission is needed at this point.
  • Panel meets at designated times during the year and decides whether the application should be granted.
  • A formal offer is made to the child’s home school.
  • The student visits with parents and then begins a two term placement (this can be extended to 4 terms following panel application)
  • The student is assessed during their placement and reports are issued mid term and end of term.
Application submission deadline Panel Date
01.11.2023 22.11.2023
03.01.2024 24.01.2024
21.02.2024 13.03.2024
17.04.2024 08.05.2024
05.06.2024 26.06.2024

Please can schools submit referrals by 17:30 on the application submission deadline and then cases will be reviewed on the panel date.  

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