SEND Coordinator: Leanne Mills
Contact: 01744 678730 (via school office)
Email: via email@example.com (mark for the attention of Leanne Mills)
Welcome to the SEND area of the Willow Tree website.
At Willow Tree Primary School pupils who require extra support or intervention, in addition to quality first teaching, in order to make progress towards their individual targets are identified as having Special Educational Needs.
Some pupils may require a short term intervention in one or more identified areas. Others may have a long term difficulty or more complex needs that require on-going additional support. Some needs may have already been identified before a pupil attends the school, however for some pupils their SEN may become apparent later on as they move through the school.
Below you will find our whole school provision outline. This will give you some information about how we cater for the range of needs within our school. This will always start with quality first teaching delivered by the class teacher. Individual and small group support and adaptations to provision, resources, curriculum and timetables are implemented in order to enable every child to achieve their full potential.
Below this there are links available to our SEND Information Report and our Accessibility Plan. There is also a link for the St Helens Local Authority offer.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the provision made in school for children with additional needs please email me or call the office to arrange a meeting.
Mrs Leanne Mills
The Local Authority have asked me to share this with you:
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Thursday 7th October 10.00-11.30, we will be delivering a webinar on the above with colleagues from the Local Authority's SEND Team.
BOOK YOU PLACE by emailing ElizabethBarrfirstname.lastname@example.org
The webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have an account to access and you can join with your camera on or off.
The aims of the session are :
- To give you a good understanding of what children and young people with SEND in St. Helens and their families should expect from schools and the Local Authority.
- To inform and offer advice so that you are able to and are confident when engaging with services and systems that are there to support your child or young person.
There will also be the opportunity to ask general questions. Due to confidentiality and not having access to files etc, the practitioners will not be able to answer personal queries in the session but we can facilitate these being taken up following the session.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Look out for more details coming soon!
Our Graduated Response
Policies and Information
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|SEND Information Report 2020 2021.doc||Download|
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St Helens Information and Advice Support Services (IASS)
St Helens IASS is a statutory service providing information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The service is offered to children and young people with SEND, and their parents/carers.
St Helens IASS provides free, confidential, impartial advice and helps parents play an active and informed role in their child’s education. The clip below provides some information about what services they provide.
You can access more information about IASS by clicking on the link below.
St Helens Local Offer
The Local Offer is a requirement of the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and is easy to understand information that will set out what is services are available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
The St. Helens Local Offer provides parents and carers with the information about how to access services in their local area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it will let parents and carers of young people know how schools and colleges will support them and what they can expect across the local setting. The information is easy to understand and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Parenting Courses and Support
Parents can often feel overwhelmed by the demands of parenthood and welcome the opportunity to meet with other parents, discuss common parenting issues and build on skills they already have.
The NSPCC and Triple P Positive Parenting Course offers parents the opportunity to speak with other parents and share experiences.
The School Nursing Service is available to all children and young people aged five to 19 who live in St Helens. They offer advice and support on anything to do with to your child's physical and emotional health, including their sexual health. You can talk to them about health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies or other concerns like bullying, keeping a healthy weight or emotional worries.
Click on the link below to access the School Nurse service.
St Helens Carers Centre
Do you have a child who helps to care for you or another family member? This can include helping out around the house, shopping, personal care, helping with medication, providing emotional support.
Young Carers who are registered with the St Helens Carers Centre could receive additional support.
If you would like to discuss what support might be out there, or would like to let us know about a Young Carer in your family please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Mills at school.
Alternatively you could contact the St Helens Carers Centre direct:
Young Carers School Involvement Officer
St Helens Young Carers Centre
Tel: 01744 677279
or click on the link below: