Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Provision
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are provided with appropriate support in lessons. The special educational needs coordinator tracks pupils’ progress carefully and uses this information to put in place precise additional support. Consequently, pupils make good progress across a range of subjects. " Ofsted October 2017.
A key principle which underpins the ethos of the school is that all children are valued and are entitled to equality of educational opportunity.
This means that all children's need are regarded as special and that children with learning difficulties will be addressed naturally within the context of the school's learning policy.
At Longlands we define a child with Special Educational Needs as a child who:
•has significantly greater difficulty than the majority of children of the same age
•has a disability which prevents or hinders progress
To read Longlands Primary School Local Offer (SEND Information Report 2017) please click here SEND Information Report
To read Shropshire Council Local Offer please click the link here.
If you have any queries about SEND provision or any specific queries about your child's Special Educational Needs our SENDCo Mrs Jo Goddard will be happy to speak to you. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment or email the SENDCo direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to meet other parents of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities?
Mrs Goddard holds a drop in session during a Parents' Evening should you wish to meet with her please email her direct.
"Parents feel the staff are very approachable, willing to listen to any concerns/issues however small, they feel they are heard. Parents felt that pupils were accepted for who they were and that their needs were embraced and addressed rather than the pupil being made to feel different. The parents valued the understanding, support and positive relationships the TAs develop with their children and how this enables the children to make progress." Parent Responses to SEN Audit 2012
Shropshire Information, Advice and Support Service
This organisation offers information and support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities as well as parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC – Sometimes referred to as ASD)
Autism West Midlands
A charity run organisation offering free support, training and social events for families. Check out the ‘Events’ tab for upcoming events in and around Shrewsbury.
British Dyslexia Association
Providing information and support for people working with children and adults with dyslexia, parents of dyslexic children and people living with dyslexia.
Shropshire Dyslexia Association
Shropshire Dyslexia Association is a voluntary organisation helping children and adults with advice, dyslexia screening, assessment and tuition.
Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
This site provides information about the NHS services offered to children and young people with speech and language difficulties.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/speech-and-language-difficulties Parent friendly explanations and advice.
Information and support for people living with dyspraxia.
NHS information about dyspraxia in children.
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