SEN - Special Educational Needs
Ofsted February 2019: " Pupils with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported. Leaders have identified the interventions needed and have trained teaching assistants, who support and nurture pupils effectively."
All Somerset schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.
SEN Report -SEN Information Report
See our SEN School Offer
Read our Special Education Needs Policy
Local Offer https://choices.somerset.gov.uk/
Useful SEN websites:
Speech and language:
Advice and support on how to refer your child for a speech and language assessment.
Useful information for parents, carers and children.
Talking point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.
This website has a progress checker to review a child’s speech.
Useful information and advice about how to deal with bullying and the impact that bullying can have.
The National Autistic Society provide useful advice to parents of autistic children, including an online directory which will pull together information according to your child’s age, diagnosis and where they live.
Somerset outreach team, providing support to families post diagnosis.
A useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment, identification etc
Information and support:
Council for disabled children, information, support and advice services
The government gateway for an overview of documents, support for children and advice services
Information, support and advice for parents of pupils with SEN. This includes support for Education, Health and Care plans
Downs syndrome association, the aim of this association is to help people with Downs syndrome to lead full and rewarding lives.
Education, skills and learning support:
Somerset, support services for education provides access to services available to support children and education providers.
Social, emotional and mental health:
Young minds are a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children.
Local support for children and young people experiencing mental health needs
National Deaf Children’s society have an informative website for those who require further information and support on managing a hearing need.
The leading charity offering practical support, advice and information to anyone with a sight problem.
Medical conditions support:
Find out more information on specific medical conditions such as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or Autistic Spectrum disorder and other medical conditions.