Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress across a range of subjects. They benefit from effective additional support in lessons and, where required, with individual support for specific areas of learning. Ofsted – July 2016
How we support our children with SEND
Our SEND Coordinator is Mrs Oselton. She can always be contacted through the school’s office by telephone or email. If you have any questions regarding our provision or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact her. Mr Stephen Parker and Mr Massingham are our named Governors for SEND.
This year we are very proud to have opened our new Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) hub, Cherry Blossom House. This is for children who have been identified with SEMH needs which prevent them from accessing a mainstream school full time. Places are allocated to our provision by the Local Authority, after discussions between a child's current school, ourselves and Special Educational Needs Assessment and Commissioning Service (SENA). Our hub of learning is a reflection on our inclusive approach Woodcote. Over time, and when the children are ready, they are integrated into our mainstream school.
Below you will find our SEND Policy, detailing how we provide an inclusive learning environment for all of our pupils. Also you will find our SEND Information Report, which we produce to provide parents and our Local Authority with a summary of our special needs provision. You can access Leicestershire Local Offer of SEN by clicking on this link: Leicestershire Local Offer
Here are a few websites to get you started if you were looking for support and information regarding SEN in this area (but is by no means an exhaustive list). Here we will also post local facilities which offer autism/SEN friendly access, as we find out about them.
Support for parents
SENDIASS – SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS Leicestershire)
Telephone: 0116 305 5614
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Friday 9am to 4pm
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Leicestershire, is a statutory service. We provide free, impartial and confidential advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special education needs or disabilities as well as young people themeselves. We advise on all matters relating to SEND, including education, health and social care issues.
Leicestershire Parent Carer Forum (PCF) www.leicestershirepcf.org.uk
The Leicestershire PCF is a group of parents who provide a voice for parents and young people with SEN on local and national issues, and their aim to work together to deliver better outcomes for families living with SEN.
Menphys is a local Leicestershire charity for disabled children, young people and families and families living with SEN.
Early Help email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0116 305 8727
Early Help is a term used to describe a range of services offer by Leicestershire County Council which aim to work with children, young people and families who are experiencing difficulties. There are many different services, organisations and groups which offer ‘early help’ which aim to help tackle problems for children, young people and their families, including SEN and disability support.
Specific Areas of SEN
Information on dyslexia – British Dyslexia Association www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Information on ADD or ADHD www.additudemag.com
Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders – National Autism Society
www.leicestershireautisticsociety.org.uk – for local Autism support and helpline
A range of signposts for support for parents, children and young people suffering from mental health and wellbeing difficulties.