Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Arbourthorne Community Primary School

Team Arbourthorne Excellence as Standard

Special Educational Needs & Disability - A SEND Guide for Parents and Carers, and useful links

Having a child who has additional needs can feel complex for parents/ Carers and we are here to help you understand the system We have three trained SENCOs in school. Our mainstream school SENCO is Karen Heeley and our IRU SENCO is Lucy Hanson. Dominique Roach our Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral) is also a trained SENCO.

The guide below which was first published for parents in 2014 by the Government is useful in understanding the background to the current system. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

The full SEND code of practice can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 

These are links to organisations that you may also find useful. (Click and open the link)

SNIPS SNIPS- help for families of children with SEND- play care service  

SENDIAS Frequently asked questions parents and carers — Sheffield SENDIAS support for families of children with SEND support for families of children with SEND

Healthy little minds and healthy minds- for parents Hungry Little Minds – Simple fun, activities for kids aged 0 – 5 

Autism education trust: https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/

Young minds - Child and Adult Mental Health Services -  A guide for young people Guide to CAMHS  

Parent Carer Forum

https://sheffieldparentcarerforum.org.uk/

Sheffield mental Health Service: HAVEN

https://www.sheffieldmentalhealth.co.uk/services/haven-house-project

Please ask us if you need any further information about your child's special needs or disability. We are here to help, and to signpost to other services as required.