Special Needs

Key information

SENCo: Mrs Sally Marshall.

NASENCo Qualification awarded: April 2018

SEND Governor: Mrs Louise Norton

At Robert Miles Infant School we are committed to offering a curriculum that is accessible to all children regardless of their background, needs or abilities. Teachers will respond to the individual needs of our children and make any necessary adaptations to ensure that our children are secure in the next steps of their learning.

Our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity. The inclusion of pupils identified as having special educational needs and disability (SEND) in our school community is integral to the diversity and richness of our school.

Our co-ordinator for pupils with Special Educational Needs is Mrs Sally Marshall. Mrs Marshall is always happy to provide families with support and advice; she can be contacted via the school office or via Willow class.

Click here for our SEND policy

Click here for our Equality policy.

Click here for our Accessibility procedures

Listed below are some links to websites that you might find useful:

Nottinghamshire County Council Council SEN Information: You will be able to find full information here about all aspects of SEN and what support is available in Nottinghamshire for pupils and families.

SEN Local Offer: Nottinghamshire’s SEND Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families across education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors.

https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk

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Small Steps is a service providing early support and evidence-based interventions to families of children and young people displaying behaviours that cause concern or challenge. Support will be available where there is no formal diagnosis of ASD or ADHD, but where behaviours maybe indicative or characteristic of these conditions and also for families of children and young people diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers – A government guide to support parents of pupils with SEND

http://www.autism.org.uk/ – A link to the National Autistic Society and Autism Trust. This site provides support for families who have a child with ASD or ASD traits.

http://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk/ Autism East Midlands provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire.

http://www.ppsnotts.org.uk/

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Parent Partnership Service supports parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities living in two local authority areas – you can contact us if you live in Nottingham City or anywhere within the county of Nottinghamshire. You can also contact us if you are about to move into either of these areas.

http://www.rainbowpcf.org.uk/

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum is a support group and voice for parents & carers
who have a child with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND). We are a parent led organisation whose mission is to “Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes”.

http://www.askiris.org.uk/

The IRIS Project is a one-stop shop offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities based in Nottingham.

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https://www.family-action.org.uk/

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Our innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults.

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The Family Grapevine is an amazing directory-style magazine for parents and carers in East & South Notts and Nottingham, full of the sort of local information that every family needs from bump to teens!

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With a more thorough understanding of special needs on the rise, autism friendly events have begun to be implemented throughout the UK, allowing those on the autism spectrum, along with their carers and families, to enjoy and take part in regular events and attractions.

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One of the leading experts in child relaxation training, classes and resources. We offer quality products and services to help children become resilient and give them tools and techniques to manage their emotional, and mental, health.

https://www.selfhelp.org.uk/

Self Help UK is the leading specialist organisation in promoting, supporting and encouraging Self Help Groups, both locally in Nottinghamshire and nationwide.
Self Help groups enable people to take better control of their circumstances or conditions, gain strength and support from others, and improve their self-care.

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SKY BADGER IS A CHARITY THAT FINDS HELP AND ADVENTURE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES ALL OVER THE UK.

https://www.sossen.org.uk/index.php

We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

http://www.addiss.co.uk/ ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provide support and resources for parents who have a pupil with ADHD or ADD.

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/ Provide support, assessments and tuition through national learning centres.

http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity that supports to inform and help parents who have children with Dyspraxia.

http://www.ndcs.org.uk/ The National Deaf Children’s Society can support parents with information and advice, resources, a helpline, making connections with other deaf parents and children, attending local events etc.

http://www.supernanny.co.uk/ Parenting advice on sleep, tantrums, using a naughty step, health eating, potty training, using reward charts etc.

http://www.aptcoo.co.uk/ A charity helping to improve the lives of disabled children, young people and their families.

http://www.ppsnotts.org.uk/ Nottinghamshire website for Parent Partnership Service

http://www.camhsnottinghamshirehealthcare.co.uk/ Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services for Nottinghamshire.

http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/speech-and-language-therapy-children Speech and Language Therapy services for children in Nottinghamshire.

http://www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk/ Support for families with bereavement.

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