Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

A welcome from our SENDCo, Cath White
 
Little Thetford C of E primary is a small and extremely friendly village school where every pupil matters.  Our staff work hard to address each of the children’s needs and support their development in the most appropriate way possible; we celebrate effort as much as achievement.
 

We aim to quickly identify pupils who are having difficulties and provide targeted support to meet their needs.  This can be across a range of the children's learning including academic progress, communication skills, physical difficulties, social interaction and emotional well-being.   We endeavour to ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. 

 

The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please contact me:

 

Cath White 

01353 649260 

cwhite@littlethetford.cambs.sch.uk

Link to Cambridgeshire County Council Local Offer page:
 
https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/local-offer

Dyslexia

If you are concerned that your child may have dyslexia, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher and the SENDCo to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so. 

 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asset-library/imported-assets/QUICK%20GUIDE%20FOR%20PARENTS%20DYSLEXIA%20%20FEBRUARY%202019.pdf 

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk 

Autism
 
If you would like more information about autism and some of the support services available in Cambridgeshire, please see:
 
https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults/support-for-sight-and-hearing-loss-and-disabilities/autism-and-adult-support
 
https://www.autism.org.uk/
Cambridgeshire Health Services
 
Cambridgeshire Children's and Young People's website provides a range of information about the school nursing team, physiotherapy and occupational health services, speech and language support as well as community paediatrics:
 
https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people-health-services-cambridgeshire
Emotional Well-being
 
To help support your child's emotional needs, Cambridgeshire has various resources which you could find useful.
 
Health professionals can provide advice and support on 0300 029 50 50
 
Cambridgeshire's 'Keep Your Head' provides a list of local services to help with mental health.
https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp/CP-MHS