Mrs Katherine Thomas is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.
Mrs Marie May is the assistant SENDCo.
If you would like to speak to Mrs Thomas or Mrs May please contact them on (01953) 453127
Our SEND Policy/Information Report
We are an inclusive school; we aim for every child to achieve their personal best through exploration, discovery and creativity. To find out more about how we work with children with Special Educational Needs and their families, please click on the image for the SEND Policy and Information Report.
Our Sensory Room
We are delighted to have been given a generous grant from a local organisation, in order to install some new sensory equipment in our ‘Thrive room’. The new equipment includes fibre optic lights, mirrors and a large bubble tube. Many children have already enjoyed using the sensory room and have found it very calming. Here are some photographs of our new sensory room.
For more information about how we use the Thrive Approach to support our learners with their social and emotional development, please visit our school Thrive page by clicking here.
“The school has implemented excellent transition, from when my child first started school and every year since. They have been sensitive to my child’s needs and have welcomed outside medical professionals to make sure that all of her care needs are accommodated. I feel she is in a safe environment and her inclusion is excellent. She has progressed in so many areas, she thrives and loves going into school everyday.“
Further parental comments can be found in the documents section at the bottom of this page.
Support for Families
For more information about how we can support families, please visit our ‘Support for Parents‘ page.
The support for parents page includes information about parenting programmes, summer clubs and the support we can offer for children with social and emotional difficulties, including our Thrive programme and Benjamin Foundation ‘Time for You’ sessions.
Clubs and Groups
Click on the document below to find a list of local clubs and groups recommended by parents of children who have SEND.
If you know of any other websites that parents may find useful, please let Mrs Thomas (SENDCo) know.
Norfolk’s Local Offer
Norfolk has created a website that gives information about what Norfolk can offer for children with special educational needs and their families. Click on the logo to see Norfolk’s Local Offer.
Norfolk SEND Partnership
This was formerly known as the Norfolk Parent Partnership. It offers support and a dvice for parents. Please click on the logo to view their website. They also have a really useful Facebook page and often post helpful links to websites, local events etc.
This website offers advice and support for families with disabled children. Please click on the logo to view it.
Please click on the logo to view this website which offers support for families with children with autism.
This website offers support for families in Norfolk with children who have special educational needs. Every year they hold a free converence for parents of children with special and additional needs.
This organisation offers support and advice for families affected by ADHD. They also offer Parenting Support programs.
This is a charity which offers support to all families including parenting classes. Action for Children also manage the Attleborough Sure Start Children’s Centre.
This is a brilliant website about children who have problems communicating and it supports children with speech and language. Please click on the image to view the site.
Short Breaks (formerly time-for-me.org.uk)
This organisation provides support for children with disabilities in Norfolk, including information about short breaks and direct payments.
The Odeon Cinemas offer autism friendly screenings. Please click on the picture for more information.
This charity offers support for families with children who have disabilities, including autism.
This organisation offers support for families with children who have difficulty sleeping. Please click on the image above to go to their website.
Point 1 is a service available in Norfolk that supports the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Parents can refer their child themselves, or the school can help parents with this. Point 1 can support children with a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) anxiety, low mood, issues around food, low self-esteem, coping with loss and anger management.
A leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Information about CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) available in Norfolk. The service can support children with a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression and ADHD. Referrals to CAMHS are usually made through a GP.
A website that recommends books to help support children facing life’s challenges – includes books relevant to physical disabilities, coping with change, difficulties with sleep etc
Cinema city hold Autism friendly screenings, especially for people on the autism spectrum or with other special educational needs and their families, friends and carers.
This is the site for NHS speech and language therapy in our area. You can find newsletters and information about how to support your child’s speech and language.
A website with information that supports parents.
Please click on the link above for online advice for families concerning young people’s mental health, this site includes free e-learning courses.
Please click on the link above for online advice for families concerning young people’s mental health and a free parent helpline.
SENsational Families is a small local charity based in Norfolk. They provide support to local families who have a child with special or additional needs; pre and post diagnosis. They hold weekly coffee and chat sessions. They provide training and have a library of books and sensory equipment, including weighted blankets etc, that families can borrow free of charge.
Here you will find information and research about Sensory Processing Disorder.
You will find ideas to support your child with fine motor skills, including handwriting and scissor skills. It also has information about sensory processing disorder.
Just One Norfolk
The Just One Norfolk website has advice for parents of children age 0-19 on a wide range of topics, including sleep, toileting, behaviour, special education needs, emotional wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.
This organisation provides activities and opportunities for young people with disabilities or complex health needs including childcare facilities and ‘The Hive’. This is a place where you can drop in and have a coffee with other parents, borrow specialist toys and equipment, or access advice and support.
Documents to Support our SEND Policy and Report
Please click on the links below to view/download the documents.