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 the SENDCo every Friday morning. Drop-ins take place in the community room which is next to the main office between 8:45am - 9:30am. 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.
Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo): Mr Simpson
Assistant SENDCo: Mrs Farnworth
Family Support Manager: Mrs Arterton
SEND Governors: Mr Frogatt and Mr Powell
You can contact the SEND Team here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Support for lone-parents of children with SEN
CLASP have launched a new group for lone-parents of children with additional needs. Every Tuesday @ Jubilee House from 9.30-11.30. Please call 01270 250629 for more information