Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Crossways
Our SEN&D Lead in both schools is Karen Bye
Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities(SEN&D)
“Children have a special educational need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have a learning difficulty if they:-
SEN&D at Crossways
At Crossways we aim to ensure children feel happy, safe, confident and fully included in all aspects of school life. We strive to provide access to a creative, fun, inclusive and, if appropriate, a differentiated curriculum which is both broad and balanced.
We do this through a wide range of teaching strategies and activities which can include;
South Gloucestershire Council local offer http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/local-offer/
Please read our information sheet ‘All you need to know about SEN&D at Crossways’ and for more information ‘Crossways Federation SEN&D Information Report October 2021′.
Support for SEND – useful links
SAY (SEND And You – previously Supportive Parents), the local SENDIAS service offer free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. Visit www.supportiveparents.org.uk/contact-us/
The South Glos SEND Local Offer www.southglos.gov.uk/SENDlocaloffer also contains useful information.
Updates from services
The School Health Nurse is not currently visiting schools but the team will still be accepting referrals. Please see the following links:
The Mind you website: http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/mind-you/ offers older children support in these times and Kooth: https://www.kooth.com and Off the Record: https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/ offer support from age 11.
This animation is helpful for staff and parents.
This article captures how many people will be feeling right now. It’s like a ‘collective grief’, for everything we knew before.
10 Top Tips.docx Ten tips from Young Minds
Other useful resources
How to explain anxiety to your child. This is a short picture based explanation of anxiety that you could share with your child https://www.priorygroup.com/young-peoples-services/how-to-explain-anxiety-to-your-child