Contacts: Mrs S Munn - SENDCo
Mrs L Salisbury - SENDCo Manager
If you have any SEN Concerns, please contact the School Office to make an appointment to meet with us.
Updated COVID AND SEND Information for Parents September 2020
INFORMATION UPDATE FOR Parents of SEND Pupils - 14th September 2020
We have enjoyed welcoming the children back. We are currently liaising with our outside agency colleagues to reinstate assessments and observations as best we can. We have been advised that the Speech and Language Therapy Service will be prioritising children in Year 1 and 2 and those with EHCP’s initially. Children who already have assessments and targets in place will continue to be supported in school.
The Chadsgrove team have been busy assessing pupils who were already referred to them prior to lockdown, and will then be able to see new referrals (referred from April onwards) as the term progresses. There are new referral forms in place with effect from the end of the Summer term and so some referrals will need updating. (We will be contacting parents individually if this applies to their child.)
Our Educational Psychologist, Amy Sweet returned from maternity leave during the lockdown. We have planned in dates for her visits this term, and again will be contacting parents individually regarding the children she will be working with this term.
We have been advised that we have a new named Speech & Language Therapist who will be working with the school during this academic year, Mr Greg Douse, and we look forward to working with him. We have also heard that the Speech & Language Therapy service are using a team approach as part of their recovery plan. In the first instance they are prioritising children who need a review in Year 1, Year 2 and those with EHCPs and, therefore, a different therapist may come into school for a day to review those pupils. Parents should be advised directly by Speech Therapy of the dates of review assessment. Other pupils throughout the rest of the school will be reviewed at a later date during the term or year, depending on their review date.
Teachers are going to be creating Individual Provision Maps (IPMs) for the children who are at SEN Support or have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), these will be ready to share by the end of September. Interventions will also resume once initial attainment information and baselines have been established.
With Best Wishes
Mrs Munn (SENDCo) and Mrs Salisbury (SEND Manager)
SEND Information Report: Please click on the attachment below to read about what our school has to offer for SEND. Paper copies are available on request.
SENDIASS - SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (formerly the Parent Partnership Service)
Worcestershire Graduated Response: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/graduatedresponse
Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy - Access to excellent resources to help with Communication, social skills, turn taking ,routines. https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/speech-language-therapy/childrens/resources/
You can also access the resources via the Facebook page: Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy
Here are some excellent examples: