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Support for Children with Special Needs

This page has been setup to give parents as much helpful information as possible regarding any queries and concerns you may have with your child's learning at Avenue Primary School. Please look through the resources below for useful information and tips.

Common Questions

 

What should I do if;

  • my child is not making progress?

    Make an appointment to see his/her class teacher. The class teacher will listen to your concerns and discuss the options with you. If you are still concerned then you can make an appointment to see the SENCO who will then investigate and decide on future actions.

  • my child develops and allergy or a serious health issue?

    Inform the school office and speak with the SENCO who will then make an appointment for you to see the school nurse and discuss your child’s medical needs. Please read the medications policy.

  • my child seems to have a speech difficulty?

    Make an appointment to see his/her class teacher. The class teacher will listen to your concerns and discuss the options with you. If you are still concerned then you can make an appointment to see the SENCO who will then investigate and decide on future actions.

  • my child needs an Educational Health Care Plan ?

    Make an appointment with parent partnership services and they will help you to write a request to SEN Section Children & Young People’s Services

  • I am worried about my child?

    Speak to the class teacher, Learning Mentors, family support workers or the SENCO’s.

English as an Additional Language

 

Click the image above to get key phrases translated from English to Urdu or Bengali and vice-versa

Tips for Parents

 

Learn the specifics of your child’s special need. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your child.

Be patient. Your child, like every child, has a whole lifetime to learn and grow.

Meet with the school to address your child’s needs. Be your child’s advocate. You know your son or daughter best, share what you know.

Be well informed about the support your son or daughter is receiving. Talk with the SENCO’s, find out how to enrich the support given in school at home and in other environments. Also find out what not to do!

Give your child chores. Chores build confidence and ability. Keep your child’s age, attention span, and abilities in mind. Break down jobs into smaller steps. Explain what to do, step by step, until the job is done. Demonstrate. Provide help when it’s needed. Praise a job (or part of a job) well done.

Listen to your child. Don’t rush to fill gaps or make corrections. Conversely, don’t force your child to speak. Be aware of the other ways in which communication takes place between people.

Talk to other parents whose children have a similar developmental delays. Parents can share practical advice and emotional support.

Keep in touch with your child’s teachers. Offer support. Demonstrate any assistive technology your child uses and provide any information teachers will need.

Useful Websites and Resources
Please see below for a link to all our policies relating to inclusion & SEND.
We hope these resources will be useful when trying to support your child with their education. If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to speak to one of our SENCOs for further support.

 

Inclusion Manager

Maria Michaels - maria.michaels@avenue.newham.sch.uk

 

Early Years and KS1 SENCO

Caroline Hutson - caroline.hutson@avenue.newham.sch.uk

 

KS2 SENCO

Lyn Dunn - lyn.dunn@avenue.newham.sch.uk

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