Special Educational Needs
We appreciate your continued support in this very unpredictable and exceptional time. We will continue to monitor emails and will be here to support you as much as we can over the school closure. To help us to continue your child’s learning, from Monday class teachers will be setting some work daily, as well as a project and practical activity suggestions for you to do with your child across the time away from school. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the school office and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Where the structure of the classroom is not there, children may find sitting and working a challenge, especially in their own homes surrounded by their toys, books and games. We do not keep the children working solidly for extended periods of time at school and we do not expect you to at home either. Short bursts of activities, broken up with breaks, games and discussions are vital to a child’s learning. We will provide you with a list of websites that can help with ‘brain breaks’ and indoor physical activity ideas that you may wish to use.
If your child is unable to access work that is being set by their teacher, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I will send you resources that are more appropriate.
Screen free activities - https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/50-screen-free-ideas/
Fine Motor Skill activities - https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/
Printable worksheets - https://www.senteacher.org/
English as an additional Language activities - https://flashacademy.com/resources/home-learning-project-packs/
At Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.
The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Mrs. Chandni Vyas
02084453854 Ext. 5
To access your child's support plan, click on the following link and login:â
School SEND Information
The reforms in the Children and Families Bill 2014 affected the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. This new approach was implemented in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. Building on best practice, the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 sets clear expectations on schools to deliver a whole school approach to SEN, with good quality teaching as a first response and a clear focus on outcomes. Teachers are at the heart of the new SEN support system, supported by the strategic role of SENCOs, with strong leadership from head teachers and governors.
The key principles of this new legislation are:
- Young people and their families should be fully involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feedback to the school on the young person’s progress.
- Education, Health and Care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
- School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.
As part of this new legislation, Local Authorities have a duty to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available in their area across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have EHC plans.
School’s also have a duty to publish their SEND Information Report as part of the Local Offer.
Barnet local offer https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/
SEND guide for parents and carers https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
If you are concerned that your child may have traits of dyslexia, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher and the SENDCo to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so.
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
Barnet Health Services
SENDIASS provides parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability with free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support. They only accept referrals from parents and carers. We encourage you to contact them for support if and when you need it.
020 8359 7637