Welcome to our SEND page (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
In 2015 a new Code of Practice was produced which sets out clear guidelines for young people with SEND, their families and the professionals who work with them.
At St Thomas More First School, we aim to work closely with our SEND pupils and their families to ensure they reach their full potential. Our SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator) is Mrs J Hicking:
There are 4 main areas of need although some children may have difficulties in more than one area:
1. Cognition and learning
2. Communication and interaction
3. Social, emotional and mental health
4. Sensory/physical needs.
If your child is placed on the SEND Register it is because they need some additional support. This may be for a short time or may indeed be long-term, depending on the child’s needs.
How would I know if my child is on the Register?
1. The class teacher will have spoken with you regarding concerns.
2. Following discussions with the SENDCO and observations some agreed strategies will be put into place.
3. A Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) will be drawn up.
4. A letter will then be sent to parents inviting you to meet with the class teacher (and SENDCO if you wish) to discuss the PLP.
5. Each term the PLP will be revised and a new one drawn up.
6. Each term parents will be invited to meet with the teacher and review the PLP and discuss the new one.
7. Any changes would be formally discussed with you in order to keep you as up to date as possible and to show you how you can help your child at home.
There is a link below to Worcestershire’s Local Offer;
This provides information about what support and services families can expect to be available across education, health and social care in Worcestershire.
If you need impartial information ,advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities(SEND) , then here are the contact details:
Find on Facebook ‘SENDIASS Worcestershire’
AUTISM AND EATING ISSUES
I have been sent this link about some sessions around Autism and eating- the speaker is highly recommended. It is in West Bromwich and if you are interested then please look at the link below:
There is a support network for parents of children with Dyslexia- see the attached fliers. If you are interested in attending, then please contact them directly. Please let me know how they go and I can then pass it on to others who may be interested.