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September 2021New School Year!

 

Welcome to the SEND page for Harlaxton CE Primary School, we hope you are all ready to start the new school year.  This year we will see some changes back to pre-covid style teaching and learning as well as keeping some of the changes such as staggered playtimes. The teachers will be explaining the changes and expectations as I can imagine many children are anxious about returning and change in classrooms. 

 

For our parents of children with additional needs, we will be contacting you for a SEND parent consultation to discuss the transitions and if there is anything we can do to support you or your child at this time in the school year. Keep an eye out for a parentmail. If you need to contact us, you can do so via the office or email: sendco@gracefederation.co.uk and we will get back to you in due course. 


Mrs Harper and Mrs Mackey

The SEND Team

 

The Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum have shared a virtual meeting for parents of children with Autism to communicate with other parents and share experiences. Please see the flyer below:

What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

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 are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and recognise that some of our children will need additional support.

 

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

 

Information Report and School Offer

Below, is our personalised Information Report and Our School Offer that outlines the support the school and Federation provides for children with additional needs and disabilities. Please have a read and contact the class teacher or SEND team should you wish to discuss this further. 

For further guidance of support on offer in our local area, search the Family Support Directory, or Lincolnshire Local Offer following this link:

If you have concerns over your child's development, look at this flowchart to discover the next steps

Who are the SEND team? 

Mrs Harper and Mrs Mackey lead SEND across the Grace Federation, where they work closely with the Class Teachers in monitoring progress of learners.  They offer support to Teachers in suggesting strategies and intervention Programmes that could support the gaps in learning. They offer regular observations to see the barriers to learning and offer support there too.

 

If you need to contact them, you can email them direct using the email address: 

sendco@gracefederation.co.uk or telephone: 01476870649 / 01476561077

Mrs. Harper - SENDCo and Mrs. Mackey - SENDCo Assistant

Information and Policies

Recommended support networks found within the Family Service Directory and Local Offer: 

  • 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/


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