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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


Paediatric referrals 

News and information

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:


Course Information/Structure:

- 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)



Minimum Requirements:

- Aged 19 or above

- Not currently on a Government funded course (inc apprenticeships) 

- Has been in EU/UK for the past 3 years


Subjects Available:


  • 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.

FREE Parent workshop

As advertised in our brochure we are running a FREE virtual transition workshop on the 21st June 7-8pm for any parents that may find this supportive. To sign up parents can either call 01795 477788 (option 6) or email

Parent meeting

Parent Meeting


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.

Midas workshops

We are pleased to announce that the 2021-2022 MIDAS workshop brochure for parents and carers is now available and a digital copy is attached.

The brochure will also be available on our website -  and course updates will be posted on the STLS Swale Facebook page -

To make a booking, please either call 01795 477788 (option 6) or email

Fantastic Fred


 This week 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. 


Free Specialist Teacher Workshop - Introduction to ASD Course for parents of children with an ASD Diagnosis - Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 09:45-12:45.  Please email Miss Walsh for more details.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Presents - Meet the Author Thursday 18th November – 8.15 – 9.15pm (via Zoom Webinar).  Email Miss Walsh for more details


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 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.

Sleep Easy Parent & Carer Workshops - Postponed


Due to the delay of moving to Step 4 of the Government Road Map and keeping restrictions in place for an extra 4 weeks, we have had to make the decision to postpone our Sleep Easy workshops that were scheduled for July.


The Early Years and Primary age session will now take place on Wednesday 15 September 2021, and the Secondary age session will take place on Tuesday 19 October 2021. Both workshops will be from 09:45-12:45, and we should be able to offer our normal range of refreshments. Please find flyers attached with all details.

Back to basics — free parent training webinar 


As well as being a brilliant classroom learning tool, Clicker offers plenty of support for reading and writing at home. 


Designed for parents and Clicker novices, this training session will cover all the basics to help you get started. Join our Customer Experience Consultant, Gemma, as she takes you through:


  • How to use Clicker to support your child’s literacy at home 


  • How to share Clicker files with your child’s school 


  • How to get the most out of pre-made Clicker Sets


The webinar will take place on Thursday 24th June 2021 at 3:45pm to 4:15pm BST

STLS will be running two transition workshops on Zoom in June. One will be for parents and carers with children in Early Years settings and the other for those with children in primary and secondary school. Please see the attached flyers for all details.


To book a place, please email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • How many places you need (and the name of anybody who will be joining with you)
  • Your child’s name
  • Their date of birth or age
  • The school or setting they attend
  • Your phone number


Alternatively you can call 01795 477788 (option 6) to book. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Clicker 8

Clicker 8 (free child-friendly word processor) parent/carer download tutorial video. Email Miss Walsh 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.


Coffee morning


This morning 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.


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, Miss Walsh or the Pastoral Support Worker, Mrs Spocchia for further information.​

Makaton signs for our TILT song - "To be the best we can be"

World Autism Awareness Week

For the World Autism Awareness Week (27 March - 2 April) one of our pupils, Jared created a Presentation and Video for the rest of the school to watch during Assembly and Class time. 

Everything that Jared talks about is in his own words and he was very pleased to have had the opportunity to share his voice with us all. 

We are all very proud of his achievements.

Jared's Movie

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Jared's Presentation

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Get in Touch

  • Halfway Houses Primary SchoolDanley Road, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey,Kent, ME12 3AP

  • 01795 662875