All teachers have responsibility for children with special needs.
The SEND Co-ordinator is Gemma McIntyre-Lewis who can be contacted by phone on 01795 662875 or by email at email@example.com
News and information
As part of Autism Acceptance week, three amazing professionals have kindly agreed to give their time to us for free to speak about Autism.
All details of when they are taking place are detailed below.
All will take place in The Cameron Community Cabin at The Stefan Taye School, 18-20 Marina Drive, Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey ME12 3RD and will be free to attend, however donations will be gratefully received 😊
Open to parents and professionals in Swale at present.
Places are limited so please have any interested parties’ email firstname.lastname@example.org and a booking form will be sent out.
We have a range of fully funded (Free) CACHE accredited qualifications available to help better understand some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing, along with a range of other qualifications that may help with developing careers.
Please see below information on structure, criteria and how to express interest:
- Online E Learning Platform.
- Have a full 6-8 weeks to complete the course
- Assigned your own login details, can log in and out when you please
- Assigned your own tutor who will support you throughout and mark your work
- No Exams or Essays. All Q&A based.
- Gain a Level 2 awarded certificate upon completion (GCSE Grade C equivalent)
- Aged 19 or above
- Not currently on a Government funded course (inc apprenticeships)
- Has been in EU/UK for the past 3 years
- Understanding Autism
- Neuroscience In The Early Years Ages 0-7 (Short course)
- Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
- Understanding Behaviour That Challenges in Children
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
If you wish to find out more, please complete the following link and ill be able to give you a call and talk you through how it works:
Digital resource pack for parents
A parent friendly package of resources can be found at the link below:
This includes the instructional videos and accompanying resources available to professionals as well as a guidance document for using the resources. These can either be delivered directly by parents, or revisited by parents for those pupils who have received transition support in school but need further reassurance and support over the summer break.
Next SEND/AEN Parent Support Group Session.
Tuesday 17th May - 9am - 10.30am, Art Room.
Hayley Forest from Forest Autism will be joining us!
Email Miss Walsh to confirm your place. email@example.com.
We had a visit from Fantastic Fred which is an NHS workshop designed to promote mental health. It consisted of a 30 minute show for each year group from Year 1-6 and the children really enjoyed themselves whilst learning some important information about looking after their well-being.
This video is a summary of what the children have learnt and helps to communicate the messages in a fun and engaging way so that the children’s learning can carry on at home too.
ADHD SHEPPEY - FREE Resources!
ADHD Sheppey / ADHD Awesome aims to support individuals and families who have had a diagnosis of ADHD. We hope to empower, educate and encourage people to become the best version of themselves.
Kent Emotional Wellbeing Team (EWT) Swale
Survey link below with Parents to complete. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes for parents to complete.
Our service will still be open during the school holidays whilst schools are closed.
We have created a new email address so we can still receive request for support forms and any enquiries during this time.
If you have any queries please contact your Emotional Wellbeing Practioner for your school or email firstname.lastname@example.org in the holidays.
For us too
Please find attached information about who we are and how we can support families of disabled children in the area.
Clicker 8 (free child-friendly word processor) parent/carer download tutorial video. Email Miss Walsh email@example.com to request an information letter to be sent home with your child.
We refer to the Kent Dyslexia Policy and also, if deemed necessary by the SENDCo, carry out language assessments through an independent therapist to help ascertain if a child is dyslexic.
Miss Walsh held another successful coffee morning, thank you to all those that attended. It was lovely for families to share their experiences and ideas and they were able to visit and explore the sensory room.
We are pleased to announce that the Sensory Room was officially opened by Fred Lane - SEND Provision Evaluation Officer on Tuesday 15th September. A couple of children came along as well as members of the PTA who have kindly helped fund it. We hope that specific children with needs, who will be timetabled to use the room, will benefit in a number of ways from this amazing resource. Please contact the SENDCo, Mrs Lewis or the Pastoral Support Worker, Mrs Hoggins for further information.
Makaton signs for our TILT song - "To be the best we can be"