As an inclusive primary school we welcome and celebrate diversity. All staff appreciate the importance of children having self-esteem in order to achieve positive wellbeing. The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class, therefore this will be parents’ first contact.
In our school we use a number of strategies to support the emotional wellbeing of all children including those with SEND.
- We are a friendly, open and caring school.
- We encourage parents to speak to staff regularly
- We are also happy to speak over the telephone to those parents who work during the day.
- We have a good transition programme for children starting our nursery or those joining us in Reception.
- We ensure that children with SEND, who require additional support in this area, have an adult who they are happy to talk to.
- We support the children fully when they move to Secondary school. We always provide staff to accompany the children on their visits and
- We hold regular open days and provide tours of the school.
The school has a policy regarding the administration of medicines. Parents need to contact the school office and complete paperwork to help us administer medicines correctly. Our Medicine Policy is clear on which medicines can be administered in school.
We work closely with professionals, both in-school staff, the school nurse, outside agencies and parents/ carers to support all public health and medical needs within the school.
- We are able to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns within a confidential and supportive environment.
- We ensure staff receive up to date training and we seek advice from the relevant professionals to meet a family’s needs.
- We arrange school nurse involvement when needed.
- We produce Medical Care Plans for those children who have complex additional needs.
- We work alongside Health and Social Services and other support teams when required.
- We consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the medical needs of SEND children are met.
School can access a wide range of health professionals who can help children and families where there are concerns about their emotional well-being and mental health. Children with SEND sometimes require more social support than other children..
- We use strategies such as Social Stories to enable children to understand social situations.
- We use the Restorative Approach when dealing with conflicts and upsetting situations in order to give children the skills to solve their own problems and see situations from the point of view of others.
- Staff have experience of working with children with emotional and social difficulties.
- We work with the Educational Psychology Service and CAMHS.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.