All Hertfordshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Schools aim to be inclusive, with the needs of SEND pupils being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
Mrs Fogden is our Inclusion Co-ordinator (INCO). She is an experienced teacher who works closely with each of the class teachers and helps to identify needs, organise provision and liaise with external professionals in order to meet the needs of our children.
She also organises additional intervention programmes with the support staff in school.
If you want to talk about your child’s special educational or disability Mrs Fogden, our Inclusion leader with responsibility for SEND, can be contacted in school. She works from Monday to Thursday each week. Appointments can be made via the school office.
For questions and answers about the type of support we are able to provide at Field Junior School, please read the documents below. (In response to parent feedback we have included a simplified version of the Information Report which outlines the main elements).
• Hertfordshire Local Offer-services for children/young people with SEND
• Developing Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL 9)
This website is linked to our local area for SEND and is being updated with information
SEND Information Report
These questions are to help you gain a better understanding of the provision available in our setting. Should you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to ask.
Autism Quality Offer
The Hertfordshire Autism Quality Offer aligns with the SEND Quality Offer – Hertfordshire’s statement on high quality provision and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Autism Quality Offer describes the special educational provision that settings are encouraged to have available for children and young people who have autism or social communication needs and includes links to resources and training available to settings across Hertfordshire.
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During the reduced school opening, and whilst online learning is occurring, we will update support and resources that are available to parents and children who have a special educational need or disability.
Below are a range of resources that have been made available to the school to share with parents. These are not resources created by the school but those recommended by external professionals.
Bringing up confident children for parents of children with ADHD/ASD (online group). Every Thursday from the 10th June to 15th July 9.30 – 11.30 am. Click on link below for booking details.
Bringing up confident children for parents of children with SEN. Virtual group online Monday 17th May to 12th July. Click on link for more details.
SEND Duty Lines
Supporting Children with Spellings
Website from DSPL9
These include resources to support children with: speech Language and communication and interaction, social/emotional and mental health concerns, sensory and/or physical needs, self help and independence skills and some more generalised resources.
Websites from DSPL9 English and Maths
Websites that support English and maths with online resources etc. The school is not suggesting you purchase resources so would advise if there is a cost attached that you look at an alternative, free resource available.
Lenny and Lily resources
Created by “Beyond Words” these are pictures of the characters experiencing life in lockdown and returning to school. These can be used in discussion with children or as part of a story that you develop with your child.
Please also check our wellbeing section as many of the resources will link between the two sections.