Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - SEND
Our School Ethos for SEND Pupils
At Coopersale and Theydon Garnon Primary School, we value all children as individuals with a range of abilities, aptitudes and needs. We are committed to inclusion and will ensure that all SEND children participate as fully as possible in learning as well as in physical, practical and extra-curricular activities.
We are committed to giving every child the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their full potential by offering access to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. We aim to raise the aspirations and expectations for all children with SEND, in order for them to become independent learners. We respect the fact that children have differing needs and will therefore require different strategies for learning and a range of different teaching approaches and experiences.
Family Lives Covid-19 Wellbeing Support
Family Lives has received funding under the Covid 19 Wellbeing project to work in partnership with Essex County Council to provide support to lone parents and parents of children with SEN across all areas of Essex. The services available are individual support by phone or MS Teams and online parenting groups via MS Teams. Click here for more information
Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities
Essex Inclusion Statement
Our school supports the Essex Inclusion Statement. Click here to view
Our SENCo is Mrs Joanne Smart. Mrs Smart has over 20 years of teaching experience and has gained the Masters level National Award for SEN Co-ordination. Mrs Smart is in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school has an ‘open door’ policy and Mrs Smart welcomes all parents to the school to discuss any concerns, either formally or informally.
Our SEND Governor
Our SEND governor is Mrs Lorna Shemmings. Mrs Shemmings can be contacted via the school office on email@example.com
Support for Parents
The Local Offer
Essex County Council has a website providing comprehensive information regarding what is available in the area for families of children with Special Educational Needs.
This can be found at : http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/
The Parent Partnership
The Parent Partnership is a support service available to parents of children with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs). They are not linked to schools and offer a free advice service to parents. The Parent Partnership can be contacted by telephone: 01245 436036, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SNAP (Special Needs and Parents)
SNAP is a registered charity offering support, advice and resources for children living in Essex between 0 – 25 years who have any special need or disability.
No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.
Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline
The Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 with concerns about their children’s education or development. Click here to read the Education Psychology Parent Helpline flyer.