Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information
At Hartland Primary School we are committed to the inclusion of all children in accessing learning. The staff and governors work hard to ensure that all SEND pupils reach their full potential, are fully included within the school community, have fun, feel safe and are active members of each class.
We believe that all teachers are teachers of Special Education Needs and Disabilities and ensure that all children, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with high quality class teaching which is supported by a number of interventions to enable children to maximise their potential.
Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND requires a partnership working between all those involved – Local Authority (LA), school, parents/carers, pupils, children’s services and all other agencies.
For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our SEND policy and SEND Information Report outlines the support we provide. Please see below for a copy of our SEND Information Report.
If you have any questions about SEND provision, please contact our School & Pre-School SENDCo: Mrs Michelle Brown. You can access our SEN Information Report here.
As part of the SEND Code of Practice Devon County Council have published the Local Offer which you can view by clicking here.
You can view our SEND policy by clicking on this link: SEND Policy updated 2021.
Devon Information And Support (DIAS)
This service offers support and advice for parents of children with SEND. Please click here to view their support leaflet. More information can be found on their website.
Family Information service in Devon
ICan Talking Point
I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Words for Life
Words for Life is the National Literacy Trust’s website for parents. Lots of useful information on children's milestones and activities to support speech, language and communication.
The National Autistic Society (NAS)
The NAS have lots of useful resources on their website. There is an autism helpline: 0808 800 4104 open Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 9am-3pm. They also have a Parent to Parent service, which is a confidential telephone support service provided by trained volunteers from their own homes: 0808 800 4106.
Devon Parent Carers Voice (DPCV)
A charity run by parent carers, for parent carers of children or young people aged 0-25 with additional needs. A chance to meet with others to share ideas, keep up-to-date with the latest legislation and feed back into the Devon Health, Social Care and Education sectors through forums and events call 07794 233249 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A searchable database of activities, services and support groups in Devon. Search by keyword and/or area
Sensory Integration Network
The SI Network is free to join and provides members with up to date information and breaking news about the developments in Sensory Integration theory, practice and research. Tel: 0118 207 2773 or go to www.sensoryintegration.org.uk
BIS-net is part of the Charity organisation CEDA and provides several services for parents and carers of any individual with behaviour support needs, including those on the Autistic Spectrum. There are parent/carer workshops running throughout the year, as well direct services for parents in the form of behavioural support for challenging or aggressive situations in the home, family therapy and support for developing an individual’s social and emotional abilities using a programme called RDI [Relationship Development Intervention.]
Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
British Dyslexia Association
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.