For more information about Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities please read the following documents. If you require any additional information or guidance please contact the school office by phone, email or in person. You can also speak to our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENCO) Mrs Liane Batham who is in school Wednesday-Friday. Mrs Batham also works as the SENCO our feeder school Limpsfield Junior School for one day a week so please speak to her if you have any questions regarding transition.
Concerns or complaints
If there are any concerns we encourage parents/carers to approach the class teacher in the first instance. The SENCO (Mrs Liane Batham), the head teacher (Mrs Lindsey Mercer) or the SEND Governor (Mrs Pat Tomlinson) can also be contacted and a response will be made as soon as possible.
Formal complaints regarding SEND provision can be made via the school's Complaints Procedure/Policy.
Parents/carers are informed about the Sheffield SEND and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (previously called Parent Partnership Service) so that they can obtain support, advice and information if they wish.
Here is a useful parent/carer information booklet to help support pupils with SEND. It provides useful links and information about how to support stress and anxiety.
SEND Sheffield Local Offer
Policies and School Information regarding SEND
Interventions we use in school to support children with SEND
Support for parents and carers of children with SEND
New support is available to parents and carers of children with SEND, through free parenting seminars and group programmes. These provide people with tips and strategies, and are based on international research carried out over the past 30 years.
This includes three programmes for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for younger children, 2-8 year olds and teenagers. There are also new programmes led by parents themselves.
More than 70 people attended SEND parenting programmes last term, with 97% rating them as good or excellent.
Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/parenting or contact the Parenting Team on 0114 205 7243 or email@example.com to book a place and find out more. Everyone is welcome to attend.