THE INCLUSION TEAM
Our role is to identify and assess students with special educational needs and disabilities, to support students with learning difficulties and to advise teachers in the best ways to meet student's needs.
We currently cater for students with a wide variety of learning differences, together with physical and sensory needs, social, emotional and mental health issues.
We are based in the Learning and Inclusion centre (LINC). The LINC has a number of rooms which are used for individual and group support including the AIM room (social and emotional support), SPACE (for students with communication and interaction needs) as well as garden space which includes a quiet cabin.
Although all teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability you may need to have contact with members of staff who will be particularly concerned with helping your child.
Members of the Inclusion Team do not work with one child, as often happens in Primary School and their roles are varied for example in-class support, working with small groups or individuals, mentoring, physiotherapy and personal care.
We run a number of key events during the year where you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your child.
INCLUSION LEADER PARENT DROP-IN
Does your son or daughter have Special Educational Needs or are you concerned about the possibility that they may have some difficulties with their learning?
The Inclusion Leader holds an informal meetings for parents and carers to come and discuss any concerns they may have, the support arrangements for their son or daughter or to share information. The meetings are between 1.30 – 4pm:
MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 10TH DECEMEBER
MONDAY 4TH MARCH
If you would like to attend the drop in please contact Miss K Sturman email@example.com or phone 01159170100.
how students with special needs are identified
The school regards a child as having special education needs and disabilities "If they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have a learning difficulty if they: have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools or post-16 institutions within the area of the local education authority". - (Taken from the code of Practice 2014)
The schools SEN Information report and SEN policy contains further information on the provision we have in place:
If your child has a medical condition details of how we support them can be found here.
FREE SLEEP WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Contact parent adviser Emma Weatherdon is a trained sleep practitioner and she will be running a free workshops for parents of special needs children who have difficulty settling their children at night, or have night-time sleep issues.
The workshops will help parents to understand sleep issues and give them strategies to cope with problems they might be having in ensuring their child gets a good night's sleep.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 7, between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Voluntary Action Leicestershire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN.
If you would like to reserve a space on this workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0121 274 0437. The workshop is supported by SENDiass Leicester but you do not have o live in Leicester to attend this workshop.
- A flyer can be downloaded here.
EHC PLANS: UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK
A series of two FREE workshops for parents of disabled and special needs children. The workshops will be delivered by a solicitor who specialises in Public Law, SEN and Community Care issues.
- Click here to download a flyer.
UNDERSTANDING AND SURVIVING MODERN FAMILY LIFE - PARENT EVENT
Content to be discussed: the changing roles and dynamics within families; children- their awareness of rights/ their expectations and how to manage these; rights and responsibilities! ; balancing everyone’s interests within families; outside influences/keeping safe; generational ideals; tools to manage unreasonable behaviour; play and creativity for family wellbeing.
- Click here for more information.
Nottinghamshire families information service parent survey
The form is open from Friday 4th January - Friday 25th January.
- Click here to leave your feedback.
If you have any concerns, please contact our Inclusion Leader/SENCo.
- (0115) 9170100
There is a wealth of information available to parents/carers and you may find it useful to look at the following websites:
- British Dyslexia Association
- Dyslexia Action
- British Institute of Learning Disabilities
- National Autistic Society
- Nottingham Local Offer
- Parent Partnership Nottingham
- Special Needs Jungle
- Ask Us Nottingham | Flyer
- Independent Support
The following websites provide a wealth of information for students and parents to support them through the exam period:
- Health for Teens - including a link to online counselling through Kooth.com
- Change 4 Life – guidance on healthy eating
- Mee Two - The Mee two app for young people to access support re. exam stress, anxiety etc. Download our MeeTwo Flyer