SEND

At Primrose Hill C of E Primary Academy all children are valued equally, regardless of their abilities or needs. Our aim is for all children to achieve their full potential and become rounded individuals by giving them a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school recognises that every child is different and will have their own interests and needs.   Staff will use this as much as possible to help children within their learning.  Children with SEND will have their own learning plan, which will lay out small steps in order to help them achieve their full potential.  We also strive work with parents to give them an active role in their child’s learning plan.

Any child who requires help may be referred with parental consent to one of the support services e.g. Speech Therapy, Educational Psychology, School Nurse, Occupational Therapy and Advisory Teaching Service.

We offer a range of interventions within the school to help children.

These include

  • Daily reading
  • Dancing bears
  • Precision teaching
  • Nurture
  • Speaking and listening groups
  • Fizzy

We also work with the SEND team at Gloucestershire County Council and The Gloucestershire SEND Local Offer can be found on:

 

https://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/family.page?familychannel=2_1_2

 

The SEND Local Offer is a resource that is designed to support children and young people with special educational need and/or disabilities and their families. It describes the services and provision that are available both to those families in Gloucestershire that have an Education, Health and Care Plan and those who do not have a plan but still experience some form of special educational need. The SEND Local Offer includes information about public services across education, health and social care, as well as those provided by the private, voluntary and community sectors.

 

Trailblazer Programme | Mental Health Support Teams in Schools  

We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.

 

We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools. 

 

We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.

 

This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.

 

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact Miss P sendco@primrosehill.gloucs.sch.uk