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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

September opening

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back in September. School is preparing for the opening and the changes outlined by the Government. For further information read the following document released by the Government: 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools 

 

We appreciate that you may feel anxious and concerned that there will be some changes and routines will differ to how your child has been at school before, but we will do all we can to ease the transition back into school and make sure your child is happy and understands the new expectations. 

 

If you would like us to contact you for an update, a query or support, please email us through: enquires@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk. The office will share this with us and we can contact you when we are available. 

 

We hope you have enjoyed the Newsletters so far, and have taken part in some of the activities suggested. They are below should you wish to re-read. The latest newsletter will be out next week, which will looking at Social, Emotional Mental Health and Well-being be how to support anxiety with activities you can try at home. 

 

Also we include several websites that we feel might be beneficial for you. 

 

With best wishes, stay safe!

Mrs Harper and Mrs Mackey 

SEND team (10.07.20)

 

Useful SEND information Website Links

 

  • Lincolnshire Local Offer for SEN and Disability

https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/localoffer.page?familychannel=2

  • Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum

https://www.lincspcf.org.uk/

  • SENDIAS – SEN and Disability Information and advice service

https://www.kids.org.uk/about-us

  • Support for families with disabled children:

www.contact.org.uk

  • Family Support

www.family-action.org.uk

  • GAIN – Grantham Autistic Information Network

www.gain-grantham.co.uk

  • Emotional Wellbeing/Behaviour Pathway

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ewb

  • Children’s Community Services

www.ulh.nhs.uk

  • Healthy Minds Lincolnshire

https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/professionals/service-offer-and-referrals/healthy-minds-lincolnshire

  • Liase – SEND Information, advice and support services for Lincolnshire (free, independent family support with EHCP process)

https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/

  • Challenging Behaviour

https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/

  • Autism – the National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk

  • ADHD – Lincolnshire ADHD Support Services

https://lincsadhd.org/

 

Special Needs

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and recognise that some of our children will need additional support. A Special Educational Need and is a difficulty or barrier that affects a child's ability to learn and to access the curriculum. A Disability is a long term health condition which causes a difficulty or barrier to learn or to access the curriculum.

 

We will facilitate the support of these pupils by following these objectives:

 

  • Involve parents/carers as partners
  • Ensure teachers provide quality first teaching, ensuring needs are met within the class
  • Provide and adapt provision for meeting pupils’ special educational needs and where necessary, through the development of individual or group learning interventions to further learning and skills
  • Foster and maintain links with all outside agencies, educational support services, secondary and special schools
  • Initiate and facilitate staff development programmes concerned with special educational needs. We strive to train all of our staff in a vast range of SEND as well as good quality interventions and strategies to promote development
  • Offer a range of pastoral opportunities through:
    • 1:1 or group sessions with our trained mentor (ELSA),
    • Fun Friends
    • Lego Therapy
    • Drawing and Talking therapy  
  • Ensure that our school provides for equal access in line with the Disability Discrimination Act

If you have any further concerns regarding SEND, this Government document will offer further reading:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers


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