Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Debbie Peart - Inclusion Manager Naomi Small - SENCo
A child has special education needs if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Haydonleigh Primary School is committed to inclusion, ensuring all pupils are given the support they need to fulfil their full potential. They should be equally valued and be fully included in aspects of school life. At Haydonleigh we are aware that children are all different and make progress at different rates. They have different ways in which they learn best. Our teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teach. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given extra help or different lessons to help them succeed. We believe that working in partnership with you as parents or carers to support your child in whatever way we can will enable your child to achieve their potential.
Further information on what our school offers can be found here:
- Haydonleigh SEND Offer to Parents and Carers
- SEND Policy
- Continuum of Assessment
- Annual SEND Governors Report to Parents
Day to day support for all pupils is directed by the class teacher with additional support from Teaching Assistants. Any queries regarding a pupils learning should be directed to the class teacher in the first instance
Should you have any further queries please contact the school office (Tel: 700443).
For Swindon Borough Council's social care information and advice, please visit their website;My Care My Support by clicking here. There are a variety of organisations outside of school, who can support families with children who have a range of disabilities and needs.
Support for Families
SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service) is a free independent confidential service working with all parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs as well as directly with the young people themselves. Key areas of support include:
The Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) provide a free, independent and accessible advocacy service in Swindon. Their service is available to children and adults with a learning disability or high functioning Autism and they provide a range of support for these children and their families. For example, a member of SAM can be there to support parents during review meetings within school. They provide other services which can be found on their website.
They can be contacted directly:
Swindon SN1 1QH
Phone: 01793 542575/01793 542266
Fax: 01793 423124