Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
- SEND at Lindridge
- School Nurse
- Early Intervention Family Support
- Young Carers
- Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
- 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 Response which outlines the provision that we offer all children at Lindridge St Lawrence CE Primary School.
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.
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.Read More
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)
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:Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Introducing...Hannah Lewis (Speech and Language Therapist)
Hello! I’m Hannah Lewis, Speech and Language Therapist at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. My role is to work with staff and families to enable them in supporting pupils speech, language and communication skills across school and nursery. This includes using strategies at a universal level, benefitting all children in the classroom, providing training and modelling in setting up targeted interventions and delivering specialist assessment and therapy. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s speech, language or communication skills please feel free to contact me via the school office - I am in school every other Thursday. There are also lots of free resources and information on our website and Facebook - search ‘Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy’ - or find us on Twitter @SLT_Worcs.
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.Read More
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.
The Autism Education Trust (AET) website also provides some useful information:Read More
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
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
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!Read More