Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
Gainsborough Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive school that aims to provide a caring, supportive and accessible environment in which all pupils are valued equally and are given the opportunity to develop their full potential. We provide a nurturing environment and aim to fully include children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in all aspects of school life. Some children with high levels of need may follow a more personalised curriculum tailored to their individual needs. Within our school, there is a wide range of expertise, strategies and resources that enable staff to embrace our inclusive ethos. This includes provision for children with emotional, social and behavioural needs, as well as academic needs.
The SEND Team are available to talk to you if you feel that your child has any additional needs. They will work with you, the class teacher and your child and, where it is felt to be of benefit, they will approach outside agencies for further advice and support. Our aim is to work co-operatively to the benefit of each child.
WEEKLY SENDCO DROP-IN:
We offer a weekly drop-in for parents/carers to have a brief chat with our SENDCo, Mr Simpson, every Friday morning. Drop-ins take place in the Community Room which is next to the main office between 8:45am - 9:15am. There is no appointment needed. This is an opportunity to discuss any additional needs that your child may have. If you would prefer a telephone call, from the SENDCo or your child's class teacher, or require a longer meeting please contact the school office.
THE SEND TEAM
Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo): Mr Simpson
Assistant SENDCo: Mrs Kettle
Pastoral Manager: Mrs Appleby
SEND Governors: Mr Powell and Ms Parsons
You can contact the SEND Team here: email@example.com
The Local Offer from Cheshire East:
Local Authorities identify education, health and social care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have special educational needs or disabilities. They include them in an information directory called the Local Offer.
Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support (CEIAS):
The Cheshire East Information, Advice and Support team (CEIAS) offers free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). CEIAS can be contacted by phone on 03001235166 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visyon is a Cheshire East charity that supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families. Visyon can help children find strategies that work for them to improve their mental health and wellbeing so that they feel better about themseves and the things that happen in day-to-day life. Visyon also offer support to understand and manage anxiety, manage emotions, build resilience and self-esteem, improve sleep and improve family communication. Visyon can be contactd by phone on 01260290000 or you can text them on 07508074748.
CLASP is a South Cheshire charity who support lone-parent families. They run infomal 'coffee and chat' drop-in sessions for lone-parents of children with additional needs every Tuesday at Jubilee House in Crewe from 9.30-11.30. No appointment is needed so you can just drop-in. CLASP also offer other services to lone-parents such as councelling for children and short courses for parents. CLASP can be contacted by phone on 01270 250629 or via email at email@example.com