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 please contact her on (01953) 453127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SEND Policy/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 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.
"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.
If you know of any other websites that parents may find useful, please let Mrs Thomas (SENDCo) know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every mind matters
The NHS 'Every Mind Matters' site has a webpage dedicated to offering support for parents who have children experiencing mental health difficulties.
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. The school behaviour and admissions policy can be found here.