Special arrangements in relation to COVID-19
Please find below an updated statement for our school's SEN information report at this time.
There are also a variety of links with related resources, activities and useful websites to support children in line with the SEN provision they would receive in school.
Our Special Educational Needs/Disabilities Coordinator is Miss K Read
Please email: email@example.com
Or call: 01449612818
Our SEN Governor is Mr G Kenworthy
Mr Kenworthy can be contacted via our governor email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Suffolk County Council's Local Offer pages for information on the provision available in our county.
At Abbot's Hall Primary School we are committed to providing inclusive and high quality support for all learners across the curriculum. We work to ensure that resources and support are available to enable all children to meet their full potential whether or not they have a diagnosed Special Educational Need or Disability.
We recognise that many children will experience difficulties at some point in their education and strive to ensure all needs are met, whether a child requires long or short term support to manage this.
We work effectively with children, parents, carers and other agencies and services to enable us to provide the best possible care and education for every pupil by making reasonable adjustments to our curriculum, building and grounds in line with the Equalities Act 2010.
An invited Parent Forum met to discuss how to present SEND information to parents and the community and came up with a document for our SEN Information report and a number of 'Frequently Asked Questions', which you will find below as well as useful website links.
Please click the links to find out more information. If you would like links to specific resources, cannot see links to something that you think may be of benefit to you or your child or you have any further questions, please contact your child's class teacher or Miss Read.
School nursing team
In light of the current situation we would just like to remind you of the school nursing service that can be contacted during school closures.
Contact their Health Business Centre on 0345 607 6688 or Text a school nurse on their texting service ChatHealth on 07507 333356
You can also visit their website for more information on what the School Nursing service offers. It is also has lots of useful information and advice on children and adolescent’s physical and mental health for parents to access.
Suffolk Parent Carer Network
SPCN are supporting parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and/or disabilities in Suffolk in a number of ways during the Covid-19 outbreak. Working with SENsational families in Norfolk and education, health and care services, SPCN have produced an information and resource pack for families that is available to download or be posted out in a printed format. SPCN are providing peer-to-peer support if parents and carers need someone to talk to, or if they or their child/young person are struggling or if they have specific questions about where/how to access other support. They are signposting any health-related issues regarding Coronavirus to official sources. Please see contact details below.
The SPCN team are sending out family support boxes for children/young people with any additional need and/or disability, (diagnosed or not) and their siblings and also contain information for parents and carers about how to support children and young people and other support organisations that are available. These boxes are personised to each family and can contain a range of items. They are available free to any parent / carer / guardian / foster carers who are members of SPCN and you simply have to email email@example.com with the request. SPCN are accepting new members who will then be able to ask for the free family support box.
SPCN have also created a page on their website dedicated to parent carer support and this includes a regularly updated SPCN support pack containing local and national support organisations and online resources for parents and carers is available to download or be posted out in a printed format.