SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITY PROVISION
Green Lane Primary School understands the importance of communication with families, parents and carers.
At some point in a child’s school life, they may have a specific educational or emotional need which requires extra support in order for them to progress.
When this is the case, they may be placed on the SEND Register, targets and objectives will be identified by the class teacher and Inclusion Manager and monitored by the Inclusion Team. Families, parents and carers are kept informed of their child’s needs and any provision offered.
What does ‘being on the SEND Register’ mean?
It means staff have identified that there is a ‘barrier’ preventing a child from getting the most out of his/her education. The barrier would be in one of the following areas:
Cognition and learning – although they have good attendance, they try hard and listen well, the child is not making progress in line with their peers.
Communication and interaction – a child may have difficulty understanding instructions and information or they may find it difficult to express their own needs, feelings and ideas or to understand the needs, feelings and ideas of others.
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties - a child may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.
Sensory and/or physical – there may be a physical barrier which is preventing a child from accessing the curriculum.
Once it has been identified that there is something preventing a child from learning, the school must develop ways of overcoming the barrier. At this point the class teacher will:
Work with the Inclusion Manager to find a solution and plan a way forward
Work in partnership with parents/carers so that they are able to support their child at home
The child’s progress will be reviewed regularly with all concerned
All children have to meet eligibility criteria in offer to access services stated above.
Green Lane Information
Local Authority Information
SEND Local Offer for Sutton, Kingston and Richmond
This is a website containing information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Register
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person whose has a special educational need* or disability** to register.
Everyone on the register will benefit from:
Information about support, services, activities and events
Information aimed at young people with disabilities
Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services
Find out more and register on the Local Offer Website, linked above.
Kingston Parent Carer Forum
Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers. Part of a national network we try to ensure by feeding in the experiences and needs of Kingston parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities, better, more relevant and responsive services will follow. As local SEND parents ourselves we bring a wealth of different experiences of helping our own children and young people through life.
Phone: 07930 212743
Richmond Parent Carer Forum
Richmond Parent Carer Forum (PCF) is an independent group run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 – 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member and we support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia. We receive funding from the Department for Education and our purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Richmond. We can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:
support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing forassessments and reviews
information and signposting to support services in your area
support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
support with and signposting to mediation
advice and support on benefits
These services offer advice to children and young people as well as parents and carers.
Phone: 020 3793 9596