Telephone:
01584 881466
Email:
office@lindridge.worcs.sch.uk

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

  • SEND at Lindridge
  • School Nurse
  • Early Intervention Family Support
  • Young Carers
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Worcestershire Parenting Service

SEND at Lindridge

Children may need extra support, sometimes in the classroom with the teacher or teaching assistant (TA) or maybe through more personalised intervention.  If further support is needed then a range of outside agencies may be involved.  These might include the School Nurse, Speech and Language Therapist, Special Educational Needs Support Specialist Teacher, Behaviour Support Services or the Educational Psychologist.

We have a comprehensive SEND Policy and School Information Report and believe that every child is entitled to have his or her particular needs recognised and addressed.  We also provide an overview of the Graduated Approach which outlines the provision that we offer all children at Lindridge St Lawrence CE Primary School.

Mrs Polly Montague is the SEND Coordinator and she is in school on a Thursday and Friday.  Her email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs Montague is also available via Class Dojo

Would you like to be part of our SEND Parent Forum?  An opportunity to meet with other parents and Mrs Montague to discuss our policies/provision in school and work together to improve outcomes for our wonderful children.  If so get in touch on the email above!

Worcestershire's Local Offer

The Local Offer contains information about what support is available for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in Worcestershire.

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20613/send_school_provision_and_education_health_care_plans_ehcp/1798/send_school_provision_and_education_health_care_plans_ehcp/3

Useful Links:

SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs & Disability, Information and Support Service) is at 'arm's length' from Worcestershire's Local Authority and we are able to give impartial and neutral advice to parents and carers.

Talking Point is the website of the SEN Department of Worcestershire County Council.

Mencap has worked with the government to produce a series of easy read guides about special educational needs.

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

Autism Education Trust

British Dyslexia Association

Special Needs Jungle

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School Nurse

Our school nurse Christy Sivell can help with a variety of concerns you may have about your child.  For example: Sleep issues, Allergies, Bet-wetting, Behaviour Difficulties, Health Assessments, Healthy Eating, Immunisation and Infection Control.  Michelle can also complete referrals for Occupational Therapy (OT)  for conditions such as Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Christy can be contacted by calling 01562 514555/514637 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Reach4Well-being

The Reach4Wellbeing Team focus on delivering group programmes for children and young people. The groups are held during term time and are run in schools or other local community settings. They  are not always able to offer a group in the child or young person’s own school, but will aim to offer a place in an alternative school or community setting, please note that in order for your child to receive this intervention transportation to and from the venue will be your responsibility.

Each of the sessions is evidence based and they are able to offer the following:

• A seven week anxiety and low mood programme for young people age 13 and over

• A six week anxiety programme for older children age 9 -12 years

• A six week anxiety programme (Little Explorers) for younger children age 5 - 8 years, for this age group please note that a parent or their representative is required to attend the sessions.

For more information and to access self-referral form online please vist their website:

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/starting-well/reach4wellbeing/

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Early Intervention Family Support

Early Intervention Family Support Workers are able to provide support to children and families in the home and in school.  They can help with various concerns including; avoiding exclusion, improving attendance, emotional troubles, family difficulties, debt and money worries, bereavement and much more!

 For more information about obtaining support , please contact our Early Intervention Family Support Worker - Wendy Poutney 07983 637152

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Young Carers

Is your child a Young Carer?

Worcestershire Young Carers is a service that supports young people aged between seven and 17 who have a caring role at home. The caring role could be for a parent, a sibling or a grandparent due to illness, disability, physical or mental health difficulties or substance misuse.

https://www.yss.org.uk/refer-to-young-carers

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Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy's (SALT) website  is full of advice, information and free resources to help you develop your child's language in the home.

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/speech-language-therapy/childrens/resources/

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Autism

The Worcestershire Branch of the National Autistic Society aims to:

• Provide information and support to people who have an interest in autism
• Represent the needs of people and families affected by ASDs
• Raise awareness and to help to influence change in the local area
• Campaign for positive change.

https://nasworcestershirebranch.wordpress.com/

https://www.autism.org.uk/about.aspx

The Autism Education Trust (AET) website also provides some useful information:

https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/shop/parents-guide/

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a lack of impulse controls leading to a low attention-span, and hyperactivity. The disorder mainly affects children, but can also occur in adults.
Karen Hall - Advanced Nurse Practitioner Neurodevelopmental Disorders
01905 681071 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WORCESTERSHIRE ADHD FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Telephone: 01905 359707
This support group is based in Worcester. Supporting people with: ADHD and co existing Disorders
PO Box 20, Worcester WR5 1YB
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Worcestershire Parenting Service

Behaviour is communication...
Do you want to understand your child's behaviour? What are they trying to tell you? 
Find out more at one of the various parenting classes which take place across the Wyre Forest.

Have a look at the booklet below to see which one meets your needs!

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