Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Our Inclusion Leader/SENCo is Miss Gemma Sharland, she can be contacted via the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01454 867145)
Our success as a learning community is based on the core principle that every child matters and that learning should match their personal needs and aptitudes. As a team, we are committed to providing high quality education to every child and supporting children to overcome any barriers to learning that they may face.
We are a friendly, inclusive school who aim to identify children’s strengths and difficulties early (including academic, social, emotional and physical needs) and work alongside parents/carers and the child themselves to find the best way to support them to reach their full potential.
Some children with more complex Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEN/D) may require an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) and some children require external agency input in order to best support them. Our SENCo works alongside parents and carers to ensure that the appropriate provision is organised and will support parents to access what their child needs.
Our SEN/D Policy and Information Report (found below) have been written in collaboration with governors, parents/carers and members of staff and is reviewed at least annually.
SEN Policy 2018-19
SEN Information Report 18-19 (Adults)
SEN Information Report 18-19 (Child-Friendly)
Resources and Local Services Guide
What happens if I am concerned about my child
Below are some websites which you may find useful as a parent of a child with SEN/D:
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk/services-in-s-gloucestershire/ – Supportive parents, information and advice for parents/carers
https://www.sglospc.org.uk/ – South Glos Parents and Carers support group
https://specialneedsjungle.com/ – Parent-centred information around SEND
https://www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
http://jigsawthornbury.org.uk/ – Jigsaw are a parent and child group and have a lending library of SEN equipment
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:
Other resources which may be useful:
Sleep Toolkit EYFS
Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour Guide
Exam Stress Advice
Speech and Language Milestones
Speech and language top tips
Parents’ Guide to Toileting
Factsheet – Applying for an EHCP
Making sense of sensory behaviour
South Glos ‘Really Useful Guide’ for parents
Bristol Services Quick Guide
Where to get help – Guidelines for parents