Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Statement
If you have any questions or queries about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at any point during your child’s time at our school, please speak to your child’s class teacher. They will discuss any concerns with Mr Ferwerda and Mrs Reading, who are responsible for ensuring that your child is able to achieve to the best of their abilities.
The Leicestershire Local Offer can be found here.
Please call 01530 832608 or via email to the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to find out further information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and details of the SEND Code of Practice.
Please click here for information on Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND Support Plans
Please click here for information on Educational Health and Care Plans
Mrs Louise Reading
Hi, I am Mrs Reading and am one of the school SENDCo's. I work predominantly with the children in EYFS to year 3. I also teach the year 1 children in Elephant's class.
I am passionate about SEND and have achieved my SEND qualification.
If you would like to speak with me then please make an appointment with the school office by emailing on email@example.com
Mr Steffen Ferwerda
Hi, I am Mr Ferwerda and am one of the SENDCo's at All Saints. I am also a HLTA and work within many of the classes across the school, supporting children and teaching classes. I predominantly work with the children in year 3 to year 6.
If you would like to speak with me then please make an appointment with the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org
To support children at All Saints, all classrooms have visual timetables, clear routines and resources to help all children thrive. All staff are trained periodically by an autism specialist ensuring that all children can let their light shine.
Our ELSA works with ASD children to help them manage their emotions, self-regulate and build relationships with others.
We work closely with the Autism Outreach team, who support children and their families, both in and out of school, and give recommendations on an individual basis. Parents are also invited to attend sessions run by the outreach team.
We teach all the children some Makaton signs and symbols to support communication. If you would like to further develop your child's learning at home, the Makaton website is a useful starting point.
We use soundfield amplification systems in some of our classrooms to support our children with hearing impairments, this ensures all children hear well wherever they are seated in a classroom and whichever direction the teacher faces. We liaise with the teacher of the deaf to ensure the best possible provision. We are also working in partnership with UK Deaf Sport to ensure all our children have the best possible access to sport and physical activity.
Speech and Language
We are committed to supporting all children with better communication through high quality teaching and learning. For those children who require additional support we employ our own speech and language therapist who works directly with children and teachers. We also work closely with Leicestershire County Council Speech and Language team and where appropriate work with other external partners.