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Inclusion

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
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx

• Developing Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL 9)
This website is linked to our local area for SEND and is being updated with information
www.dsplarea9.org.uk

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.

Link: to follow

SEND

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

SPACE Charity

They run a helpline supporting parent/carers of children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum, have ADHD or other neurodiversity conditions. They can be diagnosed, undiagnosed or just starting out on the pathway to access their family support, events and courses. They can support via the helpline by offering practical support such as strategies and signposting to courses, workshops, and resources. They also offer a listening ear and emotional support for when people just need to be listened to and understood. The helpline is twice a week-see the flier for more information. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASD/ADHD Workshops

Herts Contact a Service

This link has up to date information regarding contact lines, dates and times for all services.  Please click on link below:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/contact-a-send-service.aspx

South West Herts Partnership

Calendar of Events

Free online parenting course in September 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Places are available to book on parent/carer information sessions on understanding your child’s sensory preferences, supporting your child’s sensory self-regulation development and supporting your child’s motor development. 

Please see the fliers below for information on how to book on the sessions.  
 

Families In Focus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parent Network Courses

 

Family Lives

Family Lives online groups via Teams.  (September-December) 

SEND Duty Lines

ISL (327KB)

Supporting Children with Spellings

Herts SpLD service has created a sheet for parents on “strategies to support children with spellings”, which also includes some possible APPS.   
 
 

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.