October 2016

SEND Newsletter

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disablities) Provison in School

School will continue to meet the needs of all children and where we feel it is necessary, will fund specialist testing and specialist teacher advice. Unfortunately, there is no longer the facility within the Local Authority to access Educational Psychology assessment and advice. (The school’s “link” Educational Psychologist is deployed to carry out specific tasks as required by the Local Authority rather than work within school requests.)

It is always important to remember, however, that as a fully inclusive school, teaching staff are experienced and proficient in meeting a wide range of needs and we will do our very best to ensure that your child’s needs are met in school.

Teaching Assistants  

Our highly valuable team of experienced and skilled teaching assistants continue to be  allocated  to classes to give support  to children under the direction of the class teacher. Many children work in small intervention groups or one to one  on a daily basis  in order to meet their needs. Our teaching assistants have recently benefitted from training in the following areas: Reading, Memory  and Lego Therapy. (This is in addition to their regular training in areas such as First Aid , Safeguarding  and E Safety).

Speech and Langauge Therapy (SALT)

If you are concerned about your child’s speech or understading of language, please talk to us. We can refer children for SALT if you feel this would be helpful. We can also support your child in class with SALT programmes and targets; just let us know!

Talk to us!

If you have a concern about your child, please arrange to come into school and talk to us. Your child’s class teacher is your first point of contact and often a friendly chat can reassure you about your child’s needs.

Mrs Perry (SENCO) is always happy to help parents with any worries about your child’s needs. It is so important that we work together to support your child.

“Jeans for Genes”

We are proud to have celebrated “Jeans for Genes” day and that we raised £400 for this very worthy cause. It was also an opportunity to raise children’s awareness and understanding of genetic disorders. Thank you for your support and positivity!