Special Educational Needs
At Tanworth-in-Arden Church of England Primary School and Nursery, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.
The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me or our SEND Governor Ann Fields via the School office.
Mrs Victoria Irvine
tel- 01564 742284
Where can I access The Local Authority’s Offer?
Local authorities must publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about provision that is available for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs.
Link to County Council Local Offer Pages-
New Local Offer Facebook page A new Local Offer Facebook page has been created for Warwickshire residents which brings together information about the local services and support available across education, health and social care for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25, who have SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities). The page will cover a range of topics from early years to support for parents and carers to information for young people. We would love you to get involved and help us to create a one stop shop for all things SEND in Warwickshire. Please like and follow the page for regular updates athttps://www.facebook.com/WarksLocalOffer
Neurodevelopmental Services team: http://cwrise.com/neurodevelopmental-meet-the-team
National Autistic Society Helpline on 0808 800 4104 https://www.autism.org.uk/
Daisy Chain provides a range of support services to autistic children, young people and adults, either with a diagnosis or who are undergoing the diagnostic process, their parents/carers and their siblings. https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/
Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines
cwrise Telephone: 024 7655 2847
COMPASS Nurses newsletter
We provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including:
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES
Mind https://www.mind.org.uk Provides advice and support on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, legislation and details of local help and support in England and Wales. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm)
Sycamore Counselling Service
We are a local Charity offering a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, children and young people from throughout Warwickshire but especially from Nuneaton, Bedworth and the surrounding areas.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Looking for counselling for yourself or someone else? bacp can help!
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
www.babcp.co.uk Find an accredited CBT therapist.
Phone: 0330 320 0851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find a counsellor or therapist near you.
Phone: 033 325 2500
Rethink Mental Illness
Offers practical help and information to anyone affected by mental illness on a wide
range of topics such as the Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, etc.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4pm)
Provides a range of services about self-harm including support,
information to people who self-harm, their friends and families.
Provides confidential emotional support and information to anyone affected by
mental illness. It also provides a resource for anyone affected by suicide.
Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm daily)
ASSIST Trauma Care
http://assisttraumacare.org.uk Information and specialist help for people with PTSD and anyone supporting them. Phone: 0178 856 0800
MIND Coventry and Warwickshire
Here you will find information from Coventry & Warwickshire Mind and signposting to other supportive organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire.
School nurse- Parent line
Parents/carers can text the School Nurses from their mobile phones. ChatHealth the school nurse messaging service is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. They can advise on- general health, child behaviour, child development, toileting and emotional health and wellbeing. 07520 619 376
Warwickshire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS)
offers free, impartial and confidential advice and information direct to:
Parents and carers of children with SEND
Online resources https://www.kids.org.uk/sendiass
Email support email@example.com
Telephone 024 76366054
Social Media Facebook: @warwickshireSENDIAS Twitter: @WarwickshireIAS
Act for autism
There are currently no events in the calendar. However, you can watch past events via this link - https://actforautism.co.uk/events/
The December webinar was on Autism Support, please see the links below for more information:
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a free workshop for parents/carers of children who have autism or related social communication difficulties. The children will be in Y5 or Y6 and on their journey to making the change to secondary school. SEND Supported will be leading discussions on transition and how best to support your child.
North Warwickshire Dyslexia support
See the website for upcoming events http://www.justdyslexic.org.uk/index_files/NWCDAEVENTS.htm
Free Listening Ear Service
for parents of children with additional needs
Lean on Me is a service that provides a shoulder to lean on for parents of children with additional needs.
The service offers 6 free sessions over the phone or zoom, a walk, at your home or a coffee shop at a time that suits you.
To express your interest, please contact Lynne Barton by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 07712 326273
There are lots of free online guides to help parents and carers in Warwickshire feel more confident including:
There is also an online parenting guide specifically designed for parents and carers of children with additional needs and for everyone around the child who would like to build their understanding.
The nurturing programme helps parents to understand their child's behaviour so that they can deal with challenges in a calmer way.
The programme will run on Tuesday’s 1pm - 3pm with the first session being on 21st June and the final session will take place on 19th July 2022
Parent and carers online resources covering issues such as boundaries, bedtime and transition to Secondary School-
Entrust Care Partnership
Run face to face and online workshops and guidance on a wide variety of subjects.
Recent courses covered- ADHD, Sensory needs and Girls with Autism
As a school we buy in this outside agency service to support our children.
SENsupported also offer parenting classes on numerous subjects.
Please see the website https://sendsupported.com/events/
In the SEND community, there is a marked increase in anxiety, with many children unable to tell us why they are feeling this way, or articulate what is happening.
This short, video-based online course discusses where we are post-lockdown and provides practical help and downloadable resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children for school.