St James

SEND

St.James’ CofE Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education. We believe that all children, including those identified as having a special educational need or a disability (SEND) have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.

The name of our SENDCo is Miss Chambers. If you have any questions regarding our Special Educational Needs and Disability provision or any SEND concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01706378268

Please read the document below to find additional information about SEND provision at our school.

SEND provision handbook for parents



Are you concerned about your child’s progress?

If you are concerned about your child’s progress the first step is to talk to your child’s class teacher. The class teacher is responsible for working with your child on a daily basis and for planning and delivering lessons. If you need further help, support or advice, please contact Miss Chambers and arrange an appointment to discuss your child’s needs further.

COVID-19 support

During such an uncertain and confusing time we recognise that supporting children with a special educational need may prevent a unique set of challenges. Their understanding about why they are unable to go to school, the change in their daily routine and not being able to see their friends may lead to increased anxiety. We want to provide as much guidance and advice as we can to you whilst you are at home to support you in continuing your child’s learning but also, most importantly, help you to manage their wellbeing. Below are a number of links and resources that you can use to find the support you need. These resources are also available on the google classroom. We are keeping in regular contact with you all so please do ask us any questions you may have when we speak.




Social Stories and stories to support understanding




Transition booklets


At the beginning of the school year we provided a booklet to support all children transitioning into new year groups. This booklet is presented by their new teachers and will explain the new rules and routines. We also have a transition booklet for children returning to school after learning from home.

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Policies

This policy outlines our philosophy and our core aims regarding the teaching of children with SEND. It also gives details about key roles and responsibilities within school.


SEND information report

This document is intended to give you information regarding the many ways in which we ensure we support all of our children, including those with SEND. It is important to note that it may not include every skill, resource and technique that we employ as these are continually being developed and modified to meet the changing requirements of individual children.


Accessibility Plan

Under the Children and Families Bill which becomes law in 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer


Single Equality and Community Cohesion Policy

This Single Equality and Community Cohesion Policy incorporates our commitment and actions on disability equality. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for disabled pupils, staff and other users of our services so they can have equal access to all our school

Rochdale Local Offer

Under the Children and Families Bill which becomes law in 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer

SEND services in Rochdale

SEND services in Rochdale

Rochdale have a range of services which support families and children with additional needs inside and outside of school. Below are a list of some of the services we regularly access within school. You can find a full list of services on the Rochdale local offer link here: Rochdale Local Offer

 

Rochdale Additional Needs Service

RANS helps children and young people with additional needs to develop the skills to become independent and active members in school and their community.  They are vital resource who work closely with children and young people, families, schools and other agencies. They provide advice, assessment, support, teaching and training as appropriate to need.

Rochdale’s parent and carers voice

The Parent Carers Voice are a group of parents and carers who work with service providers, health and education to bring about positive change in the borough of Rochdale for our families.

Short breaks

Did you know that if you know or have a child or young person up to the age of 18, who has a diagnosis or an Education, Health & Care Plan, they could access all of these activities that take place throughout the Rochdale Borough.

Healthy Young Minds

Healthy Young Minds are an intervention service which aims to promote emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and young people.

SENDiass

SENDiass (Special Educational Needs Disability Information Advice Support Service) provides free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to disabled children and young people aged 0 to 25 and those have or may have special educational needs, and their parents.

Enlightening   (07722285367 enlightening@mail.com)

  Supportive service to     for families with a child with autism. Enlightening use a creative and holistic approach to empower young people in education, health and wellbeing. There is a small charge for some of Enlightening’s groups. Please contact them for further information.

Nurture Psychology  (01706 534511 office@nurture-psychology.co.uk)

Has free workshops for parents/carers givers on information and strategies on a range of difficulties. They also run an informal coffee mornings. See website for dates or contact them using the number above.

Barnardos   (01706 769634 rochdale.project@barnardos.org.uk)

Barnardos offers social sessions for young people (short breaks) including a girl’s group for ages 8+. There is also the SHINE course – for parents for children with social communication difficulties aged under 5 and the SHINE+ course - for parents for children with social communication difficulties aged over 5.

 

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