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What special educational needs are:


Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:


  • emotional/social (eg difficulty making friends)
  • reading and writing (eg dyslexia)
  • understanding things
  • concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • physical needs or impairments


Who to talk to if your child has special educational needs:


If we identify your child as having special educational needs, following the correct procedure for accurately identifying a need, we will contact you to discuss our concerns. Initially this contact may be made by your child’s class teacher but you will be introduced to our SENCo (Mrs West) who will discuss our concerns in greater detail.  We will endeavour to work in partnership with you and your child on the planning and reviewing of effective and impactful additional support in order for them to progress to their full potential.


If you believe your child may have special educational needs please arrange a meeting with your child’s class teacher at the first instance or you are welcome to contact Mrs Wes; SENCo. 

Useful Links






Dyslexia or dyslexic traits

The offers advice to parents in helping their child at home whether it be for homework, handwriting, spelling etc.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about- dyslexia/parents/helping-your-child-at-home.html



This may be a site that offers parents some help: 



Homework refusal?  

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/help_gradeschooler_homework.html?tracking=90456_A# and




Children with ADHD

Hints and tips:




Speech and/or Language difficulties

There are many strategies which can be put in place at home. The following site may be useful:  http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/



Communication difficulties

Support can be carried out discretely using many activities which any child would enjoy: http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources.aspx



Social Communication difficulties 



How to write a social story

Social stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why:



Eye Exercises for Better Visual Health

These activities are offered as a fun way to help sharpen "learning-related" visual skills that are critical for success in school.  If a child has deficits in visual information processing, these simple exercises alone are not sufficient to correct a problem.  Please do not confuse these exercises with vision therapy.



Hypermobility - http://hypermobility.org/help-advice/kids-teens/



Cognitive Quick Tips: Visual Memory at Home and in the Classroom

We need visual memory skills for basic tasks such as recognising letters (differences between b, p, and d, for instance), reading, spelling, math and the list goes on.



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