At Shortbrook Primary school, we are committed to working together with our school community, outside agencies, governors, families and most importantly the children themselves to ensure a safe, happy and supportive environment for children with SEND. We strive towards ensuring children with SEND make sufficient progress - even if this means tailoring the curriculum to their needs. The purpose of the provision that is additional or different from the normal curriculum will help children to overcome barriers to learning and help diminish the differences between SEND and non SEND children
Shortbrook primary school is very proud of its inclusive culture. We believe in a child centred approach, which allows the decisions that are made to be highly focused on the child themselves and their future ambitions. All staff are trained to have this approach to help consistency when working with the children. Our school aims to be responsive to all children and strive to understand children’s backgrounds, interests and experiences, while supporting their acquirement of knowledge and skills.
As well as providing a wide range of help in school we link closely with other outside agencies to provide support for our children and their families. We enjoy close links with the Speech and Language Service, the Autism Support Service and Educational Psychologists. These services can provide advice and assessment when needed but also the reassurance to parents that school are catering well for our most vulnerable pupils.
We may also recommend that our families work closely with the Multi Agency Support Team (MAST), who can provide a wide range of services for our children/families including support outside of school.
An Overview of SEN at Shortbrook Primary School
MY PLAN FLOWCHART INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
EHCP FLOW CHART INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library