Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
We are proud that our school is an inclusive school which caters for a wide range of children's needs as well as abilities. SEND is coordinated by Miss Williams. It is a leadership and managerial role and she works alongside class teachers and support staff to guide and oversee provision for pupils with an identified special educational need. Miss Williams can be contacted via the school office (click here for details) or via the new SEND email address: SEND@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk
Parents can find information on Somerset's local offer at the following web page: Somerset Choices Familes - Somerset's Local Offer
The most recent Ofsted (June 2013) praised the support provided for pupils with SEND: "Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress from their starting points due to the targeted support they receive in lessons, and individually when they work with an adult outside the classroom. Some make excellent progress."
Differentiation in class has also been praised with all our staff providing stimulating and creative teaching to cater for the wide range of needs in each class.
We have good liaison with a range of school support services. Our parent family support worker Mrs Pearce, contributes to supporting a range of children and their families. A wide range of support sheets for families have been developed and Miss Williams is available every Tuesday to meet parents to discuss any SEND related issues. Please make contact to book an appointment.
Further information can be found below:
COVID 19 Support
At such a difficult time, many of us are struggling with our wellbeing and mental health. We have been sent a helpful pack of resources which has been created by the Early Intervention team in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in NHS Grampian. The pack includes lots of useful information and strategies to support children and young people at this time. There is also a list of helpful websites which offer support for a wide range of reasons. Click on the links below to access the resources.
Additional websites which can provide support:
– The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
– For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
- Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
– An information directory for parents and carers
– Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
– Lots of information on ASD
– Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
– A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/ Visit this website for advice in supporting children with mental health needs.
https://www.rnib.org.uk/ - A really helpful website for those with visual impariments.
https://royaldeaf.org.uk/ - A helpful website for those with hearing impariments.
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: