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SEND at Belmont Junior School
Belmont Junior School's SEND offer:
You can find out how we support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) at Belmont Junior School by reading our
At Belmont Junior School, we work collaboratively with the Vale School which is a scheme that caters for pupils with physical disabilities, some of whom have additional medical and/or learning needs. Pupils on this scheme require some specialist facilities and adaptations, but with varying levels of support, equipment and curriculum modifications, are full members of the mainstream school communities. Members of the Vale Inclusion Team provide teaching input and also liaise with therapists and external agencies to provide the necessary conditions and support, which will enable these pupils to benefit from a mainstream environment.
Our school has been adapted in order to make the site fully wheelchair accessible with ramps, a lift and disabled toilets.
The Vale Inclusion Team works collaboratively with mainstream staff, therapists and parents to develop Individual Education Plans, set targets and devise strategies, which are reviewed termly. Pupils follow the National Curriculum
Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) are applied for if a child or young person requires extra support to make good educational progress. The key stages of the process are: Identifying, Assessing, Planning, Actioning and Reviewing. This website aims to explain each of the processes for parents: https://ehcpjourneys.com/?
Katherine Prodromou (is currently on maternity leave)
Tel: 020 8888 8261
Working days: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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Please see below links for additional learning that may be helpful for those with Special Educational Needs.
Speech, Language and Communication :
- Try the free app Bitsboard.
- Visit http://www.do2learn.com
- Have a look at the resources on: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/free-materials/
- Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free - these are mostly to support early language but there are some useful resources to support sentence construction: https://integratedtreatmentservices.co.uk/our-approaches/speech-therapy-approaches/colourful-semantics-2/
- The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/
- I came across these free vocabulary-game packs made by Stephen Parsons at Word Aware. There is a pack for families to use at home. You can access the game packs using this link:
Fine and gross motor skills:
- Dough Disco is great for fine motor skills -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw
- BBC Dancemat helps typing skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
- Free sensory planning with multisensory activities and messy play can be found here: https://www.empoweringlittleminds.co.uk/resources-1
- www.timestables.co.uk is a great alternative to other times tables practice websites. You do not need a login and it does not have the time pressure that some pupils find tricky.
- Pooky Knightsmith has recently been diagnosed with ASC. She has a YouTube channel which she uses to explore mental health: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCouKr8JeXinK6v_nf5dWA1A
Dyslexia and processing:
- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ - there are free ebooks which are levelled. Your child's class teacher will be able to advise you as to which level your child is reading at.
SOS spelling is a dyslexia friendly approach to learning spelling. A step by step guide can be found here: http://bettertuition.co.uk/simultaneous-oral-spelling/
Social Emotional and Mental Health:
- You can find some ideas for wellbeing apps here: https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-wellbeing-apps-for-kids
- Information about Mental Health in children: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people
- Pooky Knightsmith (see ASC): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCouKr8JeXinK6v_nf5dWA1A
Check out the fab ideas on: https://senresourcesblog.com/
Zones of Regulation: