Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND Policy and Information Report - Statutory Information
St Joseph's School's SEND Policy and Information Report can be accessed below.
Additional Information and Links for Parents
Here are some useful websites - we do not endorse these but there might be helpful advice or activities especially when working with your child at home. Some of these pages were designed to help families during lockdown.
BBC Bitesize have a specific SEND section on their website, offering lots of advice and resources to support remote learning for young people.
Special Needs Jungle offer lots of support and useful links for families.

‘ChatterPack’ is a voluntary community project, which offers free support for schools, parents and children with SEND. They have a wide range of resources including free websites, a monthly newsletter and lots of resources to support a wide range of Special Educational Needs. To find out more, click here. For free home learning resources, click here. For free Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy support and resources, click here.

The Communication Trust also known as Speech and Language UK

Dyslexia Information for Parents from Nessy

Working Memory Advice and Games from an American Website with ideas for children who find processing and using their working memory more challenging.

If your child, or anyone in your family, is struggling to cope emotionally, ‘Young Minds’ have a range of resources and support bases available to help.

The ‘Young Minds’ website has tips and advice on how to support your child’s mental health during the pandemic and also has links to external services, which can provide further support and information.

‘Empowering Little Minds’ provides ideas and resources for sensory and messy play, aimed at children aged 2 – 10 years old.

‘Singing Hands’ is a YouTube channel which uses features Makaton songs and rhymes.