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Forestdale Primary School

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IMPORTANT - SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR RECEPTION, YEAR 1 and YEAR 6 (Mon Tue, Thu, Fri), NURSERY (Mon Tue) and KEY WORKER CHILDREN (Mon-Fri) See PARENTS MENU for latest information

Q2: What kinds of different SEND does our school provide for?

The identification of SEND need will always be discussed with parents and appropriate outside agencies.

Cognition and Learning - Children and young people who find learning, thinking and understanding harder than most other pupils. Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Taking longer to learn important skills.
  • Finding it difficult to remember things such as the important words for reading and times tables.
  • Finding it hard to understand how to use letter sounds to read and spell words.
  • They may need more time to think about their answers.


Communication and Interaction - Children and young people who find it difficult with interacting with the people and world around them. Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Talking to other adults and or children and young people, especially when in a group.
  • Talking about a topic they haven’t chosen to talk about.
  • Making friends or keeping friends for a long time.
  • Following rules made by someone else.
  • Dealing with changes in the way they usually do things.
  • Dealing with noises, smells or other sensations around them.
  • Saying the things they are thinking.
  • Understanding what other people mean when they are talking.


Social, emotional and mental health difficulties - Children and young people who find it difficult to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that affects their daily life. Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Following rules set by others.
  • Sitting still for very long.
  • Listening to and following instructions.
  • Understanding how they are feeling.
  • Making friends.
  • Dealing with their difficulties in a way that does not cause harm to themselves or others.
  • Taking responsibility for the things they do.


Sensory and/or physical needs - Children and young people who have a disability that may make it difficult for them to manage their everyday life without change or support. This may be because of hearing or visual difficulties, physical disabilities or other medical needs. Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Hearing what others in the classroom or school setting are saying.
  • Reading words on books, worksheets or whiteboards that are not made bigger or changed to help them.
  • Moving around without the aid of a walking aid or wheelchair.
  • Using pencils, scissors, knives and forks and other things that we need to use without changes or support.
  • Taking medication without adults helping them.
  • Walking up the stairs so will have access to stair lifts.
  • Using normal toilets they will have access 2 disabled toilets
  • They could have access to the sensory room
  • Accessing school through the doors will be helped by ramps at the front of the building and expanding doors as they travel through corridors.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark