SEND

What is a Special Educational Need?

At The Priory VA CE Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is made in the image of God and unique. Therefore, the educational need of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are defined as: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are sometimes identified before they start school, others are initially identified by assessments carried out by school staff before being placed on the Special Needs Register. Support from other agencies will be requested if required. Children can be on the SEN register for a short while whilst they receive some intervention or throughout their schooling, this depends on their level of need. Parents will be kept informed and consulted regarding any decisions relating to SEN children by their child’s class teacher and/or Inclusion Leader.

SEND Support at The Priory School

These pages are designed to give you information about SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) procedures in our school and to signpost you to other organisations and agencies that may be of interest.

Please remember that if you have any concerns about your child, your first point of contact should always be your child’s class teacher or Mrs Sibbald, Inclusion Leader. Mrs Sibbald can be contacted via the school office – office@theprioryschool.org

The Priory SEND Policies & Information Report

All our policies relating to SEND can be found on the School Policies page.

School SEN Information Report

To find out what The Priory Primary School provides to support SEND and how this compares with other local schools please take a look at the School Information Report. This is updated annually.

Further Information and Support

 

Please click on the link below to view the Dorset Local Offer information for parents regarding support for SEND children, while we await clarity from BCP on the new local offer:

 

 

Please see below for Anxiety Web Links:

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anxiety.asp

www.minded.org.uk

www.anxietybc.com

 

Area of Need: Communication and Interaction

(Autism awareness)

Book trust

 

www.booktrust.org.uk

 

The Communication Trust –What works?

 

http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/whatworks

 

The Communication Trust –Early years

 

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/earlyyears/

 

ICAN

 

http://www.ican.org.uk/

 

http://www.ican.org.uk/What-we-do/I%20CAN%20Help/factsheets

 

National Autistic Society

 

http://www.autism.org.uk

 

Network Autism

 

http://network.autism.org.uk/

 

Talking Point

 

www.talkingpoint.org.uk

 

http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/directory/free-resources-professionals

 

Downs Syndrome Education

 

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/education/

 

Dyslexia

 

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about/projects/early-intervention-project-eip

 

Cereba: Help, information for parents and professionals

 

http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/

 

RNIB

 

http://www.rnib.org.uk

 

Area of Need: Social Emotional and Mental Health

 

Association of infant Mental Health (AIMH)

 

http://www.aimh.org.uk

 

Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

 

http://semh.co.uk

 

Young Minds

 

https://youngminds.org.uk

 

Information for Parents

 

Contact : Resource Library: Fact Sheets and Parent Guides

 

https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/resource-library/

 

Council for Disabled Children

 

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network/find-your local-ias-service

 

Dorset SENDIASS – Information, Advice and Support Service

 

SENDIASS Service Leaflet Nov. 2017 A4

 

Sleep Hygiene for Children

 

Tips For Separating & Separated Parents

 

Useful Mental Health Apps

Calm – a meditation app that also does breathing exercises https://www.calm.com

MoodPanda –  a mood tracker – http://www.moodpanda.com/

Reach out worry time – an app to help manage ‘what if’ worries that people may spend too much time worrying about https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps/reachout-worrytime