Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Woolenwick Junior School we welcome all children and their families and we appreciate the importance of all working closely together.
We recognise that all children are unique individuals and support them to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability or specific need, by providing equal opportunities for all.
Some children may need additional support during their time with us and a few children will need more precise individualised support. SEND provision may be delivered on an individual basis, in small groups or within the classroom. For many, support may be necessary for only a short time in order to address a particular problem. For others, support may be needed throughout their time at Woolenwick Junior School.
To support children with communication and autism needs and their families during this unsettled period, the Specialist Advisory Teachers will be extending the hours of their telephone advice line from Monday 23rd March until the schools reopen.
It will be open daily between 10am and 2pm (term time) to provide advice and guidance for parents and carers. If you wish to speak to a Specialist Advisory Teacher please call 01442 453920 during these times.
We have a range of special educational needs across our school. Here are some supporting resources to help during school closure.
If you have found a resource which you feel would benefit our children with special and additional needs, or have any questions about how you can support your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are on Twitter, here are some useful accounts to follow— they are regularly giving updates and ideas:
- @FiFHerts (Families in Focus)
- @HertsPCI (Herts Parent Carer Involvement)
www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk have released 2 free weeks of parent support, messy play and sensory activities to empower children with SEN.
If you have any further questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact our SENCO, Mrs Tracey Brotherton:
Details of our SEND Local Offer can be found here.
S E N D Policy and Information Report
British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning
This provides key information for all parents with children with SEND in Hertfordshire.
This website provides support and resources for east and west Hertfordshire.
National Autistic Society
The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
SENDIASS provide impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and young people and children with SEND.
Stevenage Developing Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL)
Visit the parents’ section which shows all the courses running locally. You can also find out more from their Facebook page.
Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Mental Health Support for Children
Our Nurture Room gives space to children during the school day.