Special Education Needs Support
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are defined as: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
If your child has an EHCP and wishes to attend our school, we will follow the Staffordshire County Council guidance for SEND admissions. If you would like further information, please visit the Staffordshire website on https://www.staffordshirecares.info/send-reforms/Home.aspx
Our school Inclusion team consists of: Mrs Harris (Inclusion lead), Miss Stodd(Junior Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENDCo)), Mrs Kinson(Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENDCo)) and Mrs Throughgood(working closely with parents and children) They have dedicated time each week to support children and families. If you would like to see anyone an appointment can, be made through the school office.
Social enterprise supporting people with Asperger's and ASD, and their loved ones. Books, training, podcasts, blog posts, and more. UK and USA based.
An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.
Preparing Autistic & SEND Children for going back to school
(when we don't know when that will be)
Would you like practical help and resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children to go back to school when the time comes?
A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
An information directory for parents and carers
Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
Lots of information on ASD
A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:
AOT have their own Facebook page.