S.E.N.D.

Special Educational Needs & Disability.

Additional Support for children with SEND

We are proud of the support we offer to children with SEND at Heathfield. This involves a range of interventions to support children experiencing difficulties with maths, literacy, processing, memory, social skills and emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Additional support is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced SEND Teachers and Teaching Assistants, and trained volunteers. We also involve outside agencies whenever appropriate and welcome conversations with parents about their child's difficulties or the support they are receiving.

We have high expectations of our children with SEND and work in partnership with families to ensure they achieve their very best.

Our SENCO/Inclusion Managers

Specialist Resourced Provisions (SRPs)

There are two SRPs within the school. Both are fully integrated into the whole school and all children attending one of the provisions are allocated a mainstream class, into which they integrate as much as possible. The vast majority of the children attending one of the provisions will have an EHCP in place although we are willing to consider assessment places for children who are in the process of an EHC needs assessment.

  1. i.  The Willow Centre: Provision for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)

This is an 18 place provision open for children in Reception, KS1 and KS2. Children would typically have a diagnosis of ASC, or would be on the pathway to a diagnosis. Children within this provision may also have mild to moderate learning needs.

  1. ii.  The Hub: Provision for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH)

This is a 6 place provision for children in KS2, with SEMH as their primary area of need. Children within this provision may also have a diagnosis of ADHD, attachment disorder and may also have mild to moderate learning needs.

School Support & Information

Mental Health and Well-being

At Heathfield Schools Partnership we aim to actively promote the mental and physical wellbeing of the children and adults in our school community.

Our staff team are dedicated to promote, monitor and support the wellbeing of all. As a school we believe in working together with families to support children's emotional wellbeing and offer a range of interventions and resources to do so.

This year, we are taking part in a scheme run by Richmond Borough which involves the setting up of Mental Health Support Teams to provide preventative support, deliver evidence-based psychological early interventions in schools and create better links with wider services.

They offer a variety of support through individual interventions, group work and a whole-school approach.

The school has been allocated an EWP (Education Wellbeing Practitioner) whose role it will be to work with specific parents to support their children with their emotional wellbeing.

 

Further information & Contacts

Further information:

Richmond Support Pathway - Primary

Contact:

mhstbusiness.support@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

Local Authority Support & Information

Achieving for Children: SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond

Information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond. Those living outside Kingston or Richmond should visit the website of their home local council authority to view its Local Offer.

 

Further information:

SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond

Special Educational Needs and Disability Register for Kingston and Richmond

Anyone living in Kingston or Richmond whose family includes a child or young person who has a special educational need or disability is encouraged to register to benefit from:

  • Information about support, services, activities and events
  • Information aimed at young people with disabilities
  • Opportunities to have their say about the services that are important to you
  • The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services

All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in their area.

 

Further information:

Find out more and register

Support, Information and Advice for Parents

Richmond Parent Carer Forum

An independent group run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 - 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. No official diagnosis needed to become a member; supports families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia. Part of a wider national network.

 

SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS) for Kingston and Richmond

Support to children and young people as well as parents and carers across a wide range of subjects. Areas covered include help with personal budgets, how to use the Local Offer plus:

  • Support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing for assessments and reviews
  • Information and signposting to support services in your area
  • Support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
  • Support with and signposting to mediation
  • Advice and support on benefits

 

Education, Health & Care Plan

Department for Education Information