SEN

A Message from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator:

I am the SENCo at Hernhill and I am in school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Please call the school office on 01227 751322 or email senco at hernhill.kent.sch.uk if you would like to make an appointment to see me.

Miss Lisa Tomlinson

Click here for a list of useful SEN support websites

Click here for useful parents course running during 2018-19

Click here for our SEN policy

We ensure a wide range of Special Educational Needs Intervention and Provision is available at Hernhill C of E Primary:

  • Physical Activities set by your child’s Occupational Therapist will be followed up by Teaching Assistants in school when applicable
  • Fine and Gross motor programs: Fizzy, Teodorescu, Clever Hands, handwriting groups
  • Speech and Language Activities set by your child’s Speech and Language Therapist will be followed up by Teaching Assistants in school when applicable
  • Lexia Computer software reading program
  • Teach Your Monster to read computer program
  • Letters and Sounds phonic groups
  • Speech sound production – Speech link Activities
  • Sensory Circuits
  • Toe by Toe – Dyslexia program
  • Power of 1 & Power of 2 – Maths skills program
  • Lego Therapy
  • Circle of Friends
  • Wellington Square Reading Comprehension Resources
  • Barrington Stoke Upper KS2 Reading Books
  • Spelling made Easy programme
  • Expressive & Receptive Language games – such as ‘Articulate’, ‘Hedbanz’
  • Use of coloured overlays, tinted whiteboards & coloured paper
  • FRIENDS – building resilience
  • Communicate & Print visual resources

The SENCo will liaise with any outside specialist agency necessary to ensure knowledge of need and provision is followed up and continued in school.

The School also provides extra Maths and English support for children outside of the classroom.

If required, the School will purchase new resources in order to ensure a child’s needs are met to the best of our ability.

Special Educational Needs currently catered for at Hernhill C of E Primary academic year 2018-2019

  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Impairment
  • Irlen’s Syndrome
  • Speech Sound Impairment
  • Dyslexia
  • Fine & gross motor difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Delay
  • Social Emotional Mental Health
  • Physical Difficulty

Provision Training at Hernhill C of E Primary from September 2015 to July 2018

  • Language For Learning Course
  • Phonics course
  • Lego Therapy
  • FRIENDS – building resilience
  • Communicate & Print visual resources
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • ADHD Course
  • Lexia Training
  • Team Teach (Positive Handling)
  • Precision Teaching
  • Emotional Wellbeing

 We know continual professional development is vitally important to ensure staff deliver the best support possible. The SENCo will liaise with any outside specialist agency necessary to ensure staff get the correct training in order to meet pupils’ needs.

What is the Local Offer?

Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education and Health Care (EHC) plans. It has 2 key purposes:

  • To provide clear, up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly children and their parents, and service providers in its development and review.

Kent County Council’s Local Offer can be accessed below:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs