At Robert Miles Junior School we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity. One of our school’s core values is Equality and this extends to all pupils, whatever their needs. The inclusion of pupils identified as having special educational needs and disability (SEND) in our school community is integral to the diversity and richness of our school.
We seek to support all our families and pupils. Our SENCO, Mrs Carol Ward, who is also a behaviour specialist, offers support for families and pupils with many issues including: sleeping issues, difficulties in dealing with challenging behaviour at home, advice on how to improve relationships between siblings when one child has a diagnosis or particular area of need, support and delivery of 1:1 programmes focusing on anger management, anxiety, improving self-esteem and play therapy alongside offering support around educational needs. If you have any questions or need any help at all, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ward, she will be happy to help with any issues, big or small.
There were many changes made to the funding, provision and support for children with SEN in September 2014, when a new Code of Practice was introduced. Hopefully this part of the website will give you all the information you need and will change to reflect any further developments.
The following documents and links should help you understand what we do at Robert Miles Junior School to support pupils with SEN, and provide you with places to go for further information:
Guide to SEN for parents: This short booklet gives an introduction to SEN at Robert Miles Junior and explains the changes that happened to SEN support from September 2014
SEN Local Offer: A full and in depth explanation of the main areas of SEN, how we support pupils and the answers to many questions that parents/carers may ask.
Special Educational Needs Policy 2019: Robert Miles Junior School’s policy and approach to implementing the SEN Code of Practice
Nottinghamshire County Council Council SEN Information: You will be able to find full information here about all aspects of SEN and what support is available in Nottinghamshire for pupils and families.
SEN Local Offer: Nottinghamshire’s SEND Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families across education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors.
We recommend the following websites to help parents who wish to research information and advice independently.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers – A government guide to support parents of pupils with SEND
http://www.autism.org.uk/ – A link to the National Autistic Society and Autism Trust. This site provides support for families who have a child with ASD or ASD traits.
http://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk/ Autism East Midlands provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire. They can support with training for parents, assessment of a child’s needs, specialist provision etc.
http://www.addiss.co.uk/ ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provide support and resources for parents who have a pupil with ADHD or ADD. They also have details of local support groups.
http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/ Provide support, assessments and tuition through national learning centres.
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity that supports to inform and help parents who have children with Dyspraxia.
http://www.blindchildrenuk.org/ Formerly the National Blind Children’s society offering support for the family and child.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/ The National Deaf Children’s Society can support parents with information and advice, resources, a helpline, making connections with other deaf parents and children, attending local events etc.
http://www.supernanny.co.uk/ Parenting advice on sleep, tantrums, using a naughty step, health eating, potty training, using reward charts etc.
https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/nottinghamshire/fsd/files/cdc2014_1_.pdf Link to a leaflet about the Children’s Development Centre at City Hospital. The CDC is a treatment centre which provide specialist professional support for many areas of need including: short breaks, day care, drop in sessions for ASD and Down Syndrome, access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community nurses, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, CAMHS, dieticians, post adoption team etc.
http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/ Support with Downs Syndrome
http://www.nads.org/ Support with Downs Syndrome
http://www.aptcoo.co.uk/ A charity helping to improve the lives of disabled children, young people and their families.
http://www.ppsnotts.org.uk/ Nottinghamshire website for Parent Partnership Service – Ask Us.
http://www.camhsnottinghamshirehealthcare.co.uk/ Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services for Nottinghamshire.
http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/speech-and-language-therapy-children Speech and Language Therapy services for children in Nottinghamshire.
http://www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk/ Support for families in Bingham with bereavement, loss through separation and divorce and play therapy.