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.
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.
Free Virtual Workshops
This term there are a number of free virtual workshops being held by Triple P Stepping Stones for parents/carers/grandparents. Each workshop will focus on a different theme and will last for 90 minutes. See below for the details of each session.
Tuesday 9th March - 10.30am-12pm - Positive parenting for children with a disability
This seminar is designed to give a brief overview of the seven key aspects to positive parenting for children with a disability.
These all interact with each other and include creating a safe and interesting environment, having a positive learning environment,
using assertive discipline, adapting to having a child with a disability, having realistic expectations, being part of the community and
taking care of yourself as a parent.
Tuesday 16th March - 10.30am-12pm - Helping your child reach their potential
This seminar is designed to give a brief overview of the six key positive parenting steps to be effective in teaching children with a
disability new skills. These all interact with each other and include choosing what skills to teach, breaking the skills into steps,
choosing rewards, deciding when and where to teach, using effective teaching strategies and finally keeping track and reviewing
progress and trouble-shooting difficulties.
Tuesday 23rd March - 10.30am-12pm - Changing problem behaviour into positive behaviour
This seminar is designed to give a brief overview of the six key positive parenting steps for changing a behaviour problem. They
include keeping track of the behaviour, understanding why the behaviour is occurring, changing events that occur before a problem,
encouraging alternative behaviours, removing accidental rewards and putting your plan into action.
Each event is accompanied by a power-point presentation, supported with short DVD clips and a tip sheet (posted to you after
the workshop). When your booking form is received an email invitation will be sent to access the workshop using Microsoft
Teams, with full instructions of how to join by phone, tablet or computer. You will be able to see and hear the presenters,
video material and other resources, but you will not have to switch on your video or microphone.
To book onto these events:
Go to link: https://earlyhelpportal.suffolk.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home
Select: ‘Make a referral for parenting course’ – tab follow links
Click Referral for parenting programmes
Next Parent referral - In first section enter details of child (or children if more than one), and click ‘Confirm’
Next Privacy Notice please read then click ‘YES’ to continue
Next Register/log-in and complete as requested
Next Please insert parent details. Contact numbers and email address are needed to access workshop.
Next Complete referrer details.
Next Complete requested details (Course would be Triple P Stepping Stones Seminar) and finalise.
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.