What does SEND look like at Sacred Heart Primary School?
Welcome to the Special Educational Needs page, I’m Miss Rock and I’m the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at Sacred Heart Primary School.
Here at Sacred Heart we aim to offer our Special Needs children a broad and balanced curriculum that helps them academically but also helps them thrive as unique individuals. We enrich our work environment with team work, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ approach where our children are at the very heart of it all.
We have a wide range of skilled staff such as trained braillers for our Visually Impaired children, Autism and Down syndrome specialists, and we have a thriving passion for Mental Health Awareness.
We also have close links with Speech and Language Therapists (both Enhanced and NHS) that help with whole school language development, as well as Child Education Psychologists, Behaviour Advisory Teachers and Hearing and Visually Impaired Teachers. This team help ensure our staff is providing the right level of care and support for our children, as well as offer continuous professional development whole school.
Our passion for Mental Health and our mission to ensure our children’s well-being is at the very heart of our curriculum, has led us to achieve the Sandwell Charter Mark.
Mental Health is a big priority for us at Sacred Heart and we ensure that all children are cared for, nurtured and have the appropriate support through accessing the following:
- Baseline Breakfast Club
- Nurture Group (100 minute model)
- Anxiety and Depression workshops
- Anger Management
- Bereavement and Counselling
- Peer massage
- Drawing and Talking
If your child is on our Special Educational Needs register (short term or long term), you will have received a letter detailing the reasons why and what support will be in place for your child. Every term your child's Pupil Passport will be reviewed at Parents Evening with their class teacher, the targets on their Pupil Passport will come from external agencies (if they are involved with your child) or from your class teacher and myself. The Pupil Passports are a key document to ensure consistency for all members of staff that will be working with your child.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s Special Educational Needs or would just like some advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0121 557 1511, or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also feel free to come along to one of our SEND coffee mornings. These are a perfect opportunity to speak to other parents who have children with Special Needs, as well as listening and speaking to external agencies such as the school nurse, counselling services and family support services.
Sandwell's Local Offer
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer is a Local Authority’s publication of all the provision “they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.”
Our Nurture Provision
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