Here at Smallthorne Primary Academy, we believe that all children, regardless of ability or need, can flourish in our school community. The SEND team are eager to ensure that every child is known, valued, heard, understood and guided. As a team, we work closely together, alongside the teachers, to ensure children who may have difficulties with their learning are still able to access our curriculum through quality-first teaching. As an inclusive school, our aim is that all children have the same opportunities and experiences available to them. We encourage them to become independent learners, providing them with the skills they need to prepare them for not just the next stage of their education, but for life outside of Smallthorne.
If you would like any more information with regards to SEND and how we can support your child, please contact our SENCO (Miss Holford) or SEND Lead (Mrs Dalton) via the school office number, 01782 235265 or via the school email address, [email protected]
Meet the Team
See below a Glossary of the most common SEND terms:
|ASC||Autistic Spectrum Condition||OT||Occupational Therapist|
|ADHD||Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder||PP||Pupil Premium|
|CAMHS||Child and Adolescent Mental Health services||PSHE||Personal, Social and Health Education|
|CoP||Code of Practice||SLT||Speech and Language Therapy|
|CYP||Children and Young People||SEND||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities|
|EAL||English as an Additional Language||SENDCo||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator|
|EHCP||Educational, Health and Care plan||SLCN||Speech, Language and Communication Needs|
|EP||Educational Psychologist||SLD||Severe Learning Difficulties|
|HI||Hearing Impaired||SpLD||Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyspraxia)|
|LAC||Looked after Children||SPD’s||Sensory Processing Disorders|
|LO||Local Offer||VI||Visually Impaired|
|MLD||Moderate Learning Difficulty|
This is a local offer of all services available to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families. It is easy-to-understand information, setting out what is normally available in schools to support these children and their families. It comprises of a number of questions, answered by schools, providing information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about the support needed for their child.
If you wish to further support your child at home then please see the links to a number of resources below. If you require any further assistance with these resources or would like help selecting the correct resources, please use the contact details above.