Extra help for children at school

Many children need to do some extra work with the teacher or teaching assistant. This can help them with understanding something they find tricky, or with practising a skill like reading.

At least 1 in 5 children will need some more help with learning while they are at school - that is more than 6 in each class. It is important that they get help quickly so that they can move on with their  learning.  Needing some extra help is not something to worry about.

Who can help in school?

Teachers and teaching assistants are always there for the children. In addition, Mrs Welbourne is there to find out what your child’s needs are and make sure that they are met. She is called the Special Needs    Co-ordinator (‘SENCO’). She is available to speak to any parent who is concerned about their child. This will be in confidence. She can advise on how to help at home and which other professionals can help. She also works with teachers on finding the best way to work with each child.

What about other people who visit school to help children?

We have a Speech and Language Therapist, Hannah Simpkin, who comes to school every Monday. She works with a large number of children (over 30) to help them with attention, understanding and talking. These skills are really important for children, and without them, children struggle to learn. If Hannah is working with a child no other family will find out. Mostly, Hannah writes group activities for children to do with a teaching assistant 2 or 3 times a week.

Sometimes, Mrs Welbourne is unsure how best to help a child. In that case, she may ask parents if the child can see Will Shield, our Educational Psychologist. He will visit the child in class, do some work with the child and then give Mrs Welbourne and the parents advice on what to do next. This is completely confidential.

If there is concern about a child’s health, such as their hearing or weight, it may be helpful for them to see the school nurse - or  the parents may prefer to take them to your GP. It is up to the parents.

 

Who can help outside school?

If a GP wants to ask for more advice about a child’s health, they may refer them to the     paediatrician, (children’s doctor). They have offices at Eastgate House (near the big Tesco). Paediatricians look after children with all kinds of problems, from excema to fits, and from eating problems to kidney problems. They do not tell anyone they have seen a child - no one at school will know unless the   parents give  permission.

Some children may see a speech therapist at Eastgate House. If so, they can work closely with Hannah if the       parents give permission. Also at Eastgate House, physiotherapists work with children who need help with        movement. Occupational therapists work with  children if they are  having difficulty with tasks like writing or  dressing.

Will people in the community know a child has had extra help?

Absolutely not. All of these professionals respect families and make sure that they keep confidence.

Kaalmada dheeraadka ah e la siiyo caruurta dugsiga dhigata

Caruur badan oo dugsiga dhigata ayaa u baahan in aad looga caawiyo dhinaca waxbarashda. Waa muhiim in caruurtu hesho caawimaad deg deg ah si ay ula socdaan waxbarashadooda. Runtii ma aha in laga welwelo caawimaadka dheeraadka ah ee caruurta la siiyo.

Mrs Welbourne ayaa ah madaxa baahiyaha waxbarashda ee gaarka ah (senco). Waxa ay diyaar u tahay in ay la kulanto waalidka haddii ay wax welwel ka qabaan caruurtooda. Haddii aad rabtid in aad la kulantid Mrs Welbourne, fadlan, ballan ka samayso xafiiska dugsiga.

Waa ayo dadka iskuulka soo booqdaa si ay  caruurta dugsiga u caawiyaan.?

Waxa dugsiga yimaada maalin kasta oo Isniin ah Hanna Simpkin oo ah (school therapist) waxayna caruurta kala shaqaysaa sida ay uga caawin lahayd, hadalka, fahamka iyo in ay si taxadir leh ula socdaan waxbarashadooda. Inta badan Hanni waxay caruurta u soo diyaarisaa wax qabadyo qoraal ah (writing activites) oo ay si wadajir(groups) u sameeyaan usbuucii 2 ilaa 3 jeer, waxana la shaqeeya kaaliye wxbarasho (teaching assisstant).

Waxa laga yaabaa mararka qaarkood in ay ku adkaato Mrs Welbourne in ay hesho sida ugu fiican ee ilmaha loo caawin lahaa. Hadaba, haddi ay dhacdo arrintaas oo kale waxa ay waalidka ka codsataa in ilmahaasi la kulmo Mr Will Shield oo ah khabiir ku takhasusay cilmiga (educational psychology). Khabiirkaasi wuxu u sheegaa waalidka iyo Mrs Welbourneba talaabada xigta ee la qaadi karo.

Haddii u jiro wax wewel ah oo ah xagga caafimaadka ilmaha, sida maqalka ama miisaanka ilmaha, wax lagama maarmaan in ay aragto Nurseta iskuulku. Haddi kalena waalidku wuxu geyn karaa dhakhtarka( GP).

Ma dhacaysaa in dad kale ogaadaan in ilmaha la siiyo caawimaad dheeraad ah ?

Maya, khubarada oo dhan way ixtiraamaan qoysaska, xogtana way dhowraan

 

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy

 

Help for parents who have a child with Special Needs

 

Prevent self-assessment and Action plan

 

SEND report/School offer

 

Parent/Carer Guide on SEND 

 

New Arrivals Policy - Sept 15

 

EAL Policy and Guidelines

 

EAL (new to the country)

 

SEN Report to Govenors

 

Easton C of E Equality objectives

 

Details of our Speech & Language therapist

 

Details of clinics at Eastgate House

Independent advice and guidance about special educational needs

SENDIAS (previously known as Supportive Parents for Special Children (SPSC)) is a local organisation which gives support and advice to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.  They can be contacted at 3rd Floor, Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4GB - telephone (0117) 9897725 (10-2pm, Mon, Wed, Fri, term times) Email: Support@supportiveparents.org.uk or visit the website at http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk/our-service/

 

KIDS is an Independent Support Service that offers free information and advice to children and young people. They can be contacted on 0117 9476111 or at IS.SouthWest@kids.org.uk

 

Bristol Parent Carers (BPC) is Bristol's forum for parents/carers of children/young people with disabilities, special educational needs and life-limiting conditions (0-25 years). BPC is run by parent carers for parent carers and can be contacted on 08456420124 or info@bristolparentcarers.org.uk. Their website can be found at: http://www.bristolparentcarers.org.uk  

 

Speaking and listening ideas

Ideas for Nursery and Reception children

 

Ideas to help children from years 1 to 6

 

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