Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Mrs M Davies - Assistnat
As an inclusive school - we seek to support and maximise the potential of all of our students. As a community school - we want to support and welcome our local children to Chingford Foundation School.
Chingford Foundation School benefits from a dedicated Resourced Provision, to support students with Speech, Language and Communication needs. The Resourced Provision allows us to provide students with a range of additional support, including Lego Therapy, Zones of Regulation and 1:1 Speech and Language Therapist, with a full-time SALT Therapist and specialist support staff who carry out a range of interventions on site. There is also a range of specialist facilities for students to use, including a sensory room.
All of our teaching staff are responsible for supporting SEND students to access the curriculum and have continuous training to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of SEND needs. In addition, our team of support assistants work together with teaching staff to ensure the needs of all our students are met across the curriculum and within year groups and our school maintains strong links with external agencies that provide advice, guidance and intervention when needed.
In addition, the Inclusion Team deal with a wide variety of needs, including dyslexia, moderate learning difficulties, dyscalculia, literacy and numeracy problems, memory problems, autism and speech and language difficulties.
Our Special Education Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is able to assess students for possible learning needs. The SENDCo also coordinates the provision for those students with Education and Health Care Plans and those with specified learning needs; supporting them through plans and that all teachers have access to them for planning whilst liaising with external professionals to guarantee the best possible offer, support and outcomes for each learner.
All students with EHCPs and selected SEN students are provided with a keyworker when they join the school. The keyworker acts as a link between school and the family, providing emotional support to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary school and ongoing throughout year groups. A target-based system is used to help work through any issues or problems.
The SEN department undertakes a number of therapeutic and wellbeing-based interventions, including an art therapist, different therapies and a school counsellor. The counsellor works with SEN students when necessary and helps support with a range of needs; working alongside Early Help, CAMHs and other services when needed to support wellbeing.
Please contact the school SENCo via the school office if you have any questions about special educational needs or disabilities:
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