Pupils with disabilities and special educational needs are fully included in school life at St. Hugh of Lincoln RC Primary School.
A child has Special Educational Needs if they find it harder to learn than most children of the same age or if they have a disability that stops them from making use of the same facilities as others of the same age. We aim to find out if children have additional needs as early as possible and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) works closely with class teachers and parents. At St. Hugh’s we recognise that parents know their children best and so we listen closely to any parental concerns. Information about a child’s special educational needs is gathered through one or more of the following processes:
- Information from class teachers
- Information from parents/carers
- Pupil progress records
- Standardised tests and screening tools
- Pupil observations
- Information from previous school
- Information from specialist services such as Speech and Language Therapy and the Educational Psychology Service
What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
Firstly, you should speak to your child’s class teacher about your concerns. The class teacher will then discuss your concerns with the SENCO. You could also arrange to speak to the SENCO, who is always happy to meet with parents about special educational needs matters. The SENCO at St. Hugh of Lincoln is Mrs Claire Jackson (covering Maternity from Mrs Butler) and an appointment can be arranged by contacting the school office.
For more information on the provision we offer, please click on these links below
Useful links for Parents
Place to Be - Parent Advice on Children's Mental Health - https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/
Speech & Language
The SEND local offer advisor can provide impartial information, advice and guidance to families who have children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
There are lots of organisations out there who support families and children with various issues, including mental health and wellbeing. Some of these are listed below:
net and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- www.sarietaylor.com - for anxiety, stress and worry
- www.talklistenchange.org.uk - improving emotional wellbeing
- www.cwmt.org.uk - Depression
- https://www.tdas.org.uk/ - Domestic abuse service
- www.nas.org.uk - National Autism Society
- http://asgma.org.uk/ Autistic Society Greater Manchester