SEND, The 'SEND offer' and The Pupil/Parent/Carer Voice
At Howard Park Community school we welcome and support all children and we do our best to cater for every ability or need, including those with special educational needs. We belive that all children can achieve and thrive when they are given care, support and guidance. We consider this process to be a partnership between home and school.
Some children have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:
- behavioural/social (e.g. difficulty making friends).
- reading and writing and maths (e.g. dyslexia).
- speaking, listening and understanding (e.g. stammer or unclear speech).
- concentrating (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
- physical needs or sensory impairment (e.g. a difficulty with hearing/vision).
If you think your child may have special education needs, contact the school and speak to your child’s teacher. In school we have a team of staff who are responsible for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCO), who will ensure that your child’s needs are met through identification, support and resources.
For information regarding our Special Education Needs policy, please click on the link below.
New SEN Code Of Practice.
Under the new SEN Code of Practice September 2014, all schools are advised to publicise their SEN offer on their website to help parents and careers understand the SEN process.
To view our school local offer please click on the link below:
To view the Kirklees offer please follow this link to find out more about what services are available locally.
Below are some useful websites for getting support and finding out more information:
Advisory Centre for Education-www.ace-ed.org.uk
AFASIC-Unlocking Speech andLanguage-www.afasic.org.uk
British Deaf Association-www.bda.org
British Dyslexia Association-www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education-www.csie.org.uk
Contact a Family-www.cafamily.org.uk
Council for Disabled Children-www.ncb.org.uk
Cystic Fybrosis Trust-www.cftrust.org.uk
DIAL Uk-Disability Information Line-www.dialuk.org.uk
Disability Living Foundation-www.disabilitysport.org.uk
Headway national Head Injuries Association-www.headway.org.uk
Huntington’s Disease Association-www.hda.org.uk
IPSEA-(Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice)-www.ipsea.org.uk
National Association of Citizens’ Advice Bureau-www.citizensadvice.org.uk
National Association of special Educational Needs-www.nasen.org.uk
National Asthma UK-www.asthma.org.uk
National Autistic Society-www.nas.org.uk
National Blind Children’s Society-www.nbcs.org.uk
National deaf Children’s Society-www.ndcs.org.uk
National Eczema Society-www.eczema.org
National Federation of the Blind-www.nfbuk.org
National Society for Epilepsy-www.epilepsysociety.org.uk
Parents for Inclusion-www.parentsforinclusion.org
Physically Disabled and Able Bodied (PHAB)-www.phabengland.org.uk
Pre-school Learning Alliance-www.pre-school.org.uk
Royal national Institute of the Blind-www.rnib.org.uk
Spinal Injuries Association-www.spinal.co.uk
The Stroke Association-www.stroke.org.uk
We hope that you find these links helpful. They are not an exhaustive list and we would welcome additional suggestions from parents/carers/pupils.