Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
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.
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 Policy which is in the policy section of this website.
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.
Here is an information booklet from Fusion School Alliance to support parents/carers with home learning
This is an update from Sheffield City Council regarding attendance of school for children with SEND
SEND Sheffield Local Offer
Sheffield SEN Disability Information, Advice & Support SENDIAS (formally known as parent partnership) Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and find out more. Everyone is welcome to attend.
SUPPORT AT HOME
Resources for families, children and young people who may be on the waiting list for an assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), other neurodevelopmental conditions or may already have a diagnosis.
Resources cover sleep, behaviour, emotional well-being, sensory issues, going back to school, COVID-19 and the ASD assessment process. There are quick reference sheets, top tips, booklets, guides and videos across all the topics for a range of ages.
If you would like a paper copy of the summary booklet please call 0114 271 7656.
Short videos from the Sheffield Parent Hub to help your children get a good nights sleep:
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY PHONE LINE 0114 3053956
Speech and Language Therapy are now running a phone line for parents and professionals. The phone line is for people to call if they have any questions about their child's speech and language development; to get advice regarding strategies to help their child's talking and help as to whether to refer into speech therapy or not and how to do this.
On the FIRST FRIDAY of each month a therapist (Dana Welch) will be manning the phone line between 1.30pm and 4.30pm