SEND Family Support - Santa's Grotto
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities [SEND]
Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Children with Speech and Language difficulties are supported in the classroom by additional adult support and strategies and guidance provided by our Inclusion Manager. The school has a positive and effective working partnership with our NHS Mainstream Speech Therapist who provides programmes and therapy to children within the school. In addition to this, the school provides speech and language support through by running small groups and individualized programs on a daily basis, when needed.
Children who have been diagnosed with ASD or diagnosed with social and communication difficulties are supported through our Inclusion Manager, Speech and Language Therapist and through quality first teaching within the classroom.
Click here to view The Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), where you can access information about the three specialist SALT teams (Early Years, Mainstream, Hearing Impairment), including making a referral.
Please take a look at what the teams can offer, and to access information and support. We hope all parents/carers make full use of this service.
Specialist Resourced Provision for Speech, Language and Communication
For children who have an Education Health Care Plan identifying Speech, Language and Communication as their main area of need, the school have additional specialist provision available. Children are supported and included within the mainstream class but have additional specialist language teaching and weekly speech and language therapy from a therapist based at the school. We have 8 planned places. For further information regarding the Specialist Provision please contact the school.
Cognition and Learning Needs
Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.
Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. We work with our attached Educational Psychologist and other agencies to identify and support children’s learning. Please refer to out SEN Information report for more information.
Physical [Hearing and Visual Impairment] Needs
Children with Physical Needs are supported through liaison with our NHS Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and liaison with the Sensory Impairment Team. Care Plans are implemented and additional resources such as lap tops, foot rests, writing slopes etc are put in to place to enable pupils to access the quality first teaching within the classroom.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
The school closely monitors and analyses both classroom and playground behaviour to ensure that the necessary support is provided where needed. The school runs targeted interventions to help support children develop their behaviour and ensure there is no interruption to learning. We communicate with parents and outside agencies to ensure a positive learning experience for every child, praising and rewarding good behaviour, which sets a high expectation across the school.
Further information about Inclusion and SEN can be found on our website as follows:
For further information regarding the Inclusion resources and SEND support in the local area, please click here to access the Hillingdon SEN Local Offer.