Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)
 

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEN/D) that affect a child’s ability to learn can include their:

  • Behaviour or ability to socialise, e.g. not being able to make friends
  • Reading and writing, e.g. they have dyslexia
  • Ability to understand things
  • Concentration levels, e.g. they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Physical needs or impairments

Our approach to teaching children with SEN/D

The Key contact for SEN/D concerns is Mrs Towers the schools Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

We value and help children to develop a healthy respect for themselves and others, with a clear moral code that will positively guide their life choices.

We value the development of our children’s academic progress and nurture ambition, resilience and excellent skills for life as essential outcomes of their experience as learners.

We value everyone within our school, regardless of race, gender, religion or abilities and provide equal access to all aspects of our curriculum.

We value the cultural diversity brought to this school by our children as an enrichment to all that is shared and respected, so that our children will grow up and live harmoniously within the community.

What kinds of needs can be supported at Lady Margaret Primary School?

Children with every type of need are supported at our school and we make our best efforts to ensure that every child in our school makes good progress and is well prepared for transition to secondary school and beyond into adulthood.

SEN information report – 2021

 

 

Lady Margaret Primary School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Lady Margaret Primary School believes that Every teacher is a teacher of every pupil or young person including those with SEN/D.

This policy was developed as a response to, and is reflective of the SEN Code of Practice 0-25 (September 2014).

It should be read in conjunction with the following policies

  • Accessibility plan
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection and safeguarding

Special Educational Needs Policy

 

Who can I talk to about my child’s needs?

  • Class teacher
  • SENCo – Mrs A Towers – Key contact for SEN/D concerns
  • Interim Assistant Head of School – Miss L Nash and Miss R Kumar
  • Interim Deputy Head of School –  Mrs E Hodgkinson

Click here for information on Ealing Council’s local offer

Children with special educational needs and disabilites (SEN/D)

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The Local Offer website is a resource to help you understand what is available and how to access services and support. Please click here to access Ealing Local Offer.

The Ealing Paediatric Occupational Therapy team is delighted to have launched a new Facebook page! The aim of the page is to support parents, carers and other key adults who support children in Ealing with regular top tips and advice. The team will be sharing weekly top tip posts and other information. www.facebook.com/OTEaling

SEN and Inclusion Videos

General videos to support all parents and those worried about their child’s needs.

1a. What to do if your child needs extra support?(link is external) (Duration 4:07 minutes)

  • What is it? Parents who themselves have a child with SEND offer reassurance and advice to parents worried about their child’s needs, share top tips and signpost to support.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, particularly those who are at the beginning of the assessment process or who are worried about accepting extra help for their child.
  • When should I share it? At any time or with specific parents you would like to target
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/g5K3Bj-ntuc(link is external)

1b. How to help your child get ready for school(link is external) (Duration 4:33 minutes)

  • What is it? Top Tips for parents to support their child to be ready to start school, including activities to practise at home and routines to help them make a smooth transition.
  • Who should I share it with? Parents of children starting reception or school nursery.
  • When should I share it? When parents are offered a place at school or nursery, during the summer term with your new intake during induction meetings or similar.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/tp3mlgepvv4(link is external)

1c. Working in partnership to support your child: Sharing Information(link is external) (Duration 2:53 minutes)

  • What is it? Encouraging parents to share information with those working with their child. What information should be shared, when to share it and who to share information with.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, particularly those new to the school.
  • When should I share it? At key transition points for all parents, at SEND coffee mornings or meetings.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/UzI1JuxJ4Cc(link is external)

2. Videos about specific conditions

2a. What is autism?(link is external) (Duration 3:58 minutes)

  • What is it? Harry, a 15 year old pupil with Autism explains what Autism is in simple terms and offers reassurance to parents who may be concerned about their child and signposts them to additional support.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, particularly those whose child is awaiting an Autism assessment or who have recently received a diagnosis.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/oYWw0Wp3WLw(link is external)

2b. How can I support my autistic child?(link is external) (Duration 2:46 minutes)

  • What is it? Harry, a 15 year old pupils with Autism gives top tips for parents on how they can support their child with autism and where they can go for additional support.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, particularly those whose child is awaiting an Autism assessment or who have recently received a diagnosis.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/Z2QHE0nitE0(link is external)

3. Videos about SEND Services

3a. What is speech and language therapy?(link is external) (Duration 2:03 minutes)

  • What is it? Members of Ealing’s Speech and Language Therapy Team explain what speech and language therapy is, what they do and where they work.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, parents of children where you may be worried about the speech, language or communication needs.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube link youtu.be/5sC6saWlC6Y

3b. Where can go for help if I am worried about my child’s communication?(link is external) (Duration 2:45 minutes)

  • What is it? Members of Ealing’s Speech and Language Therapy Team where to go support if a parent is worried about their child’s communication and how to know when to seek support.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, parents of children where you may be worried about the speech, language or communication needs.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube video link https://youtu.be/h0MkRMU9Qyo(link is external)

3c. How will Speech & Language help my child?(link is external) (Duration 2:42 minutes)

  • What is it? Members of Ealing’s Speech and Language Therapy Service explain wheat happened when a child is referred to the service, how parents can support their child and key questions about the process.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, parents of children where you may be worried about the speech, language or communication needs.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/P0mEUeUQzuY(link is external)
  • Ealing Speech and Language Team also have lots of useful videos for parents on their YouTube Channel which you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/@ealingchildrensservices6470/videos(link is external)

3d. SEND support project(link is external) (Duration 2:13 minutes)

  • Who are they? Education, Skills, Development Group (ESDEG) are a voluntary organisation working to support children, young people and families in Ealing. They have a SEND Family Worker who offers individual support to parents and carers as well as group Peer Support opportunities. This video lets parents know about the support available and how they can access support.
  • Who should I share it with? All parents, particularly parents who would benefit from additional support with their child with additional needs including accessing benefits or other support.
  • When should I share it? At any time, with specific parents at SEND meetings or coffee mornings.
  • YouTube link https://youtu.be/cuTXNH6Ys-E
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