We are an ‘Achievement for All’ lead school. This reflects our whole school inclusive ethos and genuine belief in all children achieving their full potential and fostering a life-long love of learning. We seek solutions to any and all barriers to learning for all our pupils.
We believe that every child and their family matters, therefore the inclusion of pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in our school community is integral to the diversity and richness of school.
We seek to support all our families and pupils in the best way we can. I have found these websites which I hope may be useful to parents/carers. I have supported many families both with and without children with SEND, with many issues big and small. If you have any questions or need any help at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sharon Wood, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers – A guide to support parents.
http://www.autism.org.uk – A link to the National Autistic Society.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ Young Minds is a charity supporting mental health issues and has information on autism and ADHD. There is access to a parents helpline.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/index.jsp?tracking=K_Home A great website on health issues of children such as ADHD and autism. It has a good parents page and also a page for children with some games to help them understand health issues including healthy eating and growing up. There are also some brilliant little videos about getting medical tests, understanding various illnesses and how the body works.
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep/Pages/bedtimeritual.aspx – This offers support with bedtimes.
http://www.norsaca.org.uk/ Autism East Midlands
http://www.ppsnotts.org.uk/ Parent Partnership
http://nottinghamshire.familyservicedirectory.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/home.page –Notts services and the local offer.
http://www.addiss.co.uk/ The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
http://www.adhdsolutions.org/ – Nottingham support group for ADHD.
http://www.aptcoo.co.uk/ – A Place To Call Our Own Ltd (APTCOO) is a registered charity working positively together with other public and voluntary community organisations. APTCOO works to improve the quality of life for families with disabled children and or special educational needs (SEND), supporting them to increase their independence and firstly realise and progressively reach their full potential. Our vision is to create a centre of excellence using a hub and spoke model based in Mansfield and providing to the service users throughout the county of Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, through a Single Point of Access.
http://www.patient.co.uk/ – Information about medical conditions from trivial colds and coughs to serious illnesses. Very useful and recommended by GPs.
http://nottslanguageforlife.co.uk/ – Information about speech, language and communication skill development.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England. The purpose of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Who are they?
Children who are entitled for this funding are children who are classed as Looked After Children (LAC), children with parents in the Armed Forces– although these are at a reduced rate – and children who eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been eligible within the last 6 years (Ever 6).
What do we do?
- Focussed one to one tuition in Reading, Writing and Maths to address gaps in learning.
- A pupil premium teacher was appointment to run interventions to support PP pupils.
- Bespoke intervention programmes e.g. Managing Emotions, Cooperation Skills, Raising Self Esteem, Better Reading Partners, Switch On Reading, Breakfast Club, and ‘Achievement for All’ structured conversations.
- Curriculum enrichment to improve aspiration e.g. visits to Oxford University and engagement with the Children’s University.