How can I find out what schools, social care and health should be providing for my child?
A SEND code of practice is published and this sets out how decisions should be made for children and young adults with SEND. This is statutory guidance and all schools, local authorities and health providers must have regard to it when providing for SEND children/young adults.
How accessible is your school?
The school can be accessed from the front with a wheelchair, we do have several steps throughout school, inside and out, some have fitted handrails and we have a disabled toilet. Depending on the needs of our children we will adapt where we can .
Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.
What specialist services are available at your school to meet my child’s needs?
We work with an extensive range of services and professionals to ensure we meet the needs of each individual child. We encourage these professionals to visit school as often as possible to work with our staff and share their expertise. Wherever possible, staff implement programmes of work linked to these professionals e.g. speech and language programmes, exercises recommended by occupational therapists.
What training do staff supporting children with SEND have?
Members of staff have Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Level 1 qualification. In addition, our support staff have a selection of training relating to Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and ADHD. Each year the needs of children within our school are carefully considered and training organised to up-skill staff.
How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom including school trips?
We ensure that all children are offered the opportunity to participate with activities outside of the classroom by making reasonable adjustments to the organisation of these. For example, we ensure SEND children have an appropriate level of adult support if going out of school, we organise transport that provides appropriate access and staff complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any excursion to ensure all children are safe and included.
How are parents involved with your school?
We are fully committed to encouraging parents to be involved with all aspects of school life. We welcome parents into school at the beginning and end of a school day and they are welcome to arrange additional dates to meet with the teacher to discuss progress and provision. We invite parents to school performances, sports events, learning together mornings, COOL afternoons, we also have phonics training sessions during the year. We also have the friends of Tudhoe who support the school with events and buying resources.
Who can I contact for further information?
Please contact the school to arrange an appointment to speak to Mrs Addison (SENDCO) if you have any further questions you would like to ask.