SEND

Introduction

School Contact for all enquiries:  Assistant Headteacher and SENCO, Tracey Tee, senco@guston.kent.sch.uk

 

Any child may, from time to time, require additional support at school to achieve their potential. For some children with complex learning or emotional needs this support may be ongoing; whilst a targeted short intervention may address a learning gap for other children and be all the support they need. All children are regularly assessed for achievement, progess and engagement. If your child has been identified with SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities), we will place them on the SEND register. Your class teacher is responsible for planning and delivery of support and appropriate learning opportunities. Progress will be monitored by the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO who, when necessary, will complete specific assessments, suggest individualised approaches to learning, or access external resources to support the teacher.  The school values your input on the needs and strengths of your child to inform  planning and ensure their happiness and success. Details of our approach to SEND are included in the Inclusion and SEND Information Report Policy, see below. 

We try to signpost additional services, so please check back regularly. Let the office or Tracey Tee know if you have any events, groups or websites that you feel could help others.

 

News

COVID 19 has reduced the support that can be offered by many agencies under the local offer. If you have concerns around reduced support from Children's Social Servies, Early Help, Specialist Teaching Services, Speech and Language Therapy or community paediatrics we may be able to help by signposting to virtual and parent group support. A problem shared is a problem halved, please ruing Teacey Tee on 01304 842768 or email senco@guston.kent.sch.uk. 

 

Additional Information

Since January 2015 the new SEND  code of Practice: 0 to 25 years has been in place, links to the full document and updates are included below. These are lengthy documents and we would encourage all parents with any concerns to talk to their child's teacher. Additional advice can also be sought from the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO, Tracey Tee.

senco@guston.kent.sch.uk

 

Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The SEND Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and their families. It should include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. 

Kent Local Offer

 

The Iask site offers independent support for parents of children with SEND. Use the link below to  have a look: 

Independent Advice and Support Kent

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