Shalfleet (01983) 760269 - Yarmouth (01983) 760345

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Inclusion and Family Support

The Federations Inclusion Manager is Mrs Georgina Westhorpe supported by Mrs Heather Eggleton. We are also very lucky to be supported by our Federation Family Services Manager Tracey Castle.

Our SENCO team can be contacted on SENCO@federationshalfleetyarmouth.co.uk 

Click to download – Family Services brochure Shalfleet and Yarmouth

As a federation we are passionate that every child deserves a fully inclusive education to ensure they have the best chance to succeed. We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and our strong relationships with our school families and outside agencies.

In all schools there are children identified as having Special Educational Needs. Children can be identified by their parents, class teachers or outside professionals when they are unable to make adequate progress through the provision that the school provides for the majority. Children identified as having a Special Educational Need who, through discussion involving parents, teachers and the child, are placed on the SEN register. When identified as having a SEND need, the child will be added to the class provision map and where appropriate will have an Individual Education Plan depending on their specific needs. These detail any additional arrangements and teaching enabling them to progress.

Nationally all schools will now publish a document called a ‘local offer’; which will outline what schools are offering for pupils with additional needs and/or disability. Please click below to download Yarmouth and Shalfeet’s ‘local offer’. We have tried to make sure that we haven’t used jargon and that our school local offer is easy to understand. If you would like to comment on this please email us at the above SENCO email address.

If you are at all concerned about your child’s progress and development you are able to make an appointment with the headteacher for further discussion.

“The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link: 

http://www.iwight.com/localoffer

Useful Links

Please see below some useful links to further SEND information:

Local Authority SEND Service

Special Educational Needs Service
Thompson House
Sandy Lane
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 3NA
Tel: 01983 821000 ext. 8423
Email: sen@iow.gov.uk

Parents Voice IW for SEN and Disabilities –

http://www.parentsvoice-iw.co.uk

Speech and Language Support

The following document from The Communication Trust includes recommended games and activities to promote children’s speech and language development that are fun and easy to do whilst at the same time encouraging your children’s communication skills.

Visit www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk for further information, free resources and to sign up for regular updates.

The Communication Trust – Summer Talk

Games to help SLCN children at home

Autism and Asperger’s

This document is helpful in spotting the possible signs and understanding Asperger’s / High Functioning Autism – 

Autism friendly classrooms

Some helpful websites – 

Child Autism UK 

National Autistic Society

Resources for Autism

Mental Health Support

CAMHs – Please find below the link to the new CAMHs website for Hampshire; there are some helpful materials on the website. Hampshire CAMHS is an NHS specialist service for young people aged 0-18 years and their families who are experiencing difficulties with their mental and emotional health.

www.hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk

Child Bereavement Resource Sheet

Other useful websites – 

Action for Children

Young Minds

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families