SEND Support and Information
Welcome to the SEND page of the St Mary Federation BLOG
We will aim to update you on relevant information, signpost you to the help available and support you through your childs' learning journey.
If you haven't already heard of Special Needs Jungle it is a fab site with so much information.
Are you feeling lonely or isolated?
LILY (asklily.org.uk) LILY is available to anyone over the age of 18 who needs a little help, there are some great ideas on their web site and they have up-to-date events and ways to connect locally and nationally.
Re-opening of the schools to all pupils 8th March 2021
If you are a parent of a child with SEN you will already be considering the impact of the return to school for your child. Both schools are keen to aid this transition and create a smooth return for all our pupils. If you have any concerns please raise them with your childs class teacher in the first instance and do feel that you can contact me if you need any further assistance. Individual support plans and provision for your child are already in place and we will make time to discuss these with you at the first opportunity and continue to look forward to working in partnership with you.
Link Newsletter Jan 21
I will aim to add these newsletters as they are sent through. Really informative and posters below with further information.
This link will give you further information on the work of Ormiston Families.
Have you come across Family Voice Norfolk?
Being a parent is a tough business and from time to time we need to ask for help. The schools are always a great place to start as we can support you and often signpost you to a wealth of support. The Solihull approach is a well established model and have offered support to parents for many years. They are currently offering an online course for parents (amongst other training) called 'Understanding Your Child' Online Course for Parents (solihullapproachparenting.com) There is a small cost involved (£39) but again the school may be in a position to help out with this so do please get in touch.
SEND weblinks for home learning
Additional places for SEND pupils
Don't get overwhelmed! Your class teacher will be delivering the appropriate work for your child. The links below are available as additional ideas if you need them.
We are thrilled to tell you that our new EHCP County Contact Number is NOW LIVE! We have set up this number so that any family with a child with an EHCP or having an assessment for one can contact us quickly and easily. We've set up the County line so parents know they can always get through to us and get answers to questions. This new county wide line will build better communication between our teams and the families they work with.
This is a fabulous site with lots of practical ideas to support your child's mental health.
The St Mary Federation is committed to provide a quality education for all its pupils. We realise that one size does not fit all so will aim to work with you and your child to provide a tailored learning experience.
Our school website is a great place to start. We have produced an SEN information report which should explain the graduated approach to children and how we go about initially identifying a child's needs and the stages of response to this. We welcome any questions and our SENCO Mrs Lucy Wines welcomes any questions or comments about the SEN process. We look forward to working together as your child journeys through the school.