Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School

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Children with special educational needs

Covid 19 guidance for individuals who have a diagnosis of autism

This information is for parents/carers of children who have a diagnosis of autism and/or have been referred to the Umbrella Pathway or Complex Communication Team. As ever, it is important to balance your child’s medical needs with the essential purpose of social distancing.

Please see below the link to the official government’s Covid 19 guidance, that specifically relates to individuals who have a diagnosis of autism. We would advise that you contact your health professionals should you have any further questions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) are supported within class by both teachers and teaching assistants.

Mrs Sophie Bartlett is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and has oversight of the provision for all children on the SEND Register.

 

                                                                                     

Mrs Sophie Bartlett

SENDCo

 

Worcestershire’s Local Offer provides information about the provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEND).

Our SEND Information Report explains the school’s approach to supporting children with additional needs in detail.

You can find out about resources, services, support, activities and events here.

worcestershire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

 

Welcome to SENDIASS

SENDIASS are the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service covering Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

SENDIASS have a dedicated team of advisors offering legally-based and easily accessible information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

They support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND and their service is impartial and confidential.

Please follow the link to the SENDIASS brand new website.

Here you can find factsheets (opens in new window), newsletters and other resources (opens in new window), to help you navigate your SEND journey. The new website will make information around SEND more accessible to families across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

SENDIASS Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Sendiass Worcestershire - Netmums

 

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be visiting Worcestershire to inspect the local area approach to special education needs and disability.
 
During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA.

Details on how children, young people, parents and carers can engage with the re-visit process and contribute their views are outlined in the letter below.
 

SEND Notification Letter

 

 

I CAN – support for parents

I CAN have produced some resources to support parents and carers with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. A range of information, strategies and fact sheets can be found on the I CAN website.

https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/parents/resources/

 

 

Parent forums in Worcestershire are looking for new members

Do you know we have two parent forums in Worcestershire? Families in Partnership is for parents of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and Parents’ Voice, a group for all parents. These forums are there to encourage parents and carers to have their say about all sorts of things affecting families, locally and nationally.

Both forums want to keep parents informed about what is going on in Worcestershire and give you opportunities to become involved. They are independent, run by parents or parent carers and are completely free to join.  Parents’ Voice and Families in Partnership are looking for new members, so they can continue to represent the views of families in Worcestershire. 

For further information, please click on the link below.

Parents Forums in Worcestershire

 

 

Parent Ambassadors

At Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, our Parent Ambassadors for SEND are Carly Withers and Sharon Broomfield.