All teachers have responsibility for children with special needs.
The SEND Co-ordinator is Felicity Walsh who can be contacted by phone on 01795 662875 or by email at email@example.com
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.
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 email@example.com 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 (free child-friendly word processor) parent/carer download tutorial video. Email Miss Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.