SEN at St. Michael's
At St. Michael's Primary School we believe that including children in all areas of school life is vital. We support children with a range of different needs and have a number of interventions across school to support every child to reach their potential. We have an extremely experienced and caring team of teaching assistants who work alongside our children and their families, we are fully aware that to enable your child to feel safe, happy and make progress the partnership with parents is key. We welcome dialogue with parents and are here to support you as a family whilst your child is with us at St Michael's and as they transition to the next school. If you have any queries or concerns please come along to the drop in sessions for an informal conversation; chat with your child's class teacher or send an email to the SENCo via the office email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Jennie Dendy
SEN and well-being drop in sessions
Once a half term there is an opportunity to pop into school and have an informal conversation with our SENCo. This is open to any parent in school whether your child has identified SEN or simply because you have some worries or questions to ask; these don't just need to be educational concerns. An email will be sent out to all the families with the date, if you plan to come along pop in to the office before the day so we can give you a rough time slot. If you can't make the drop in, please still get in touch and we can find another time to meet.
"The support that both my child and I have received has been excellent."
"The SEN provision has been tailored and reviewed to meet the needs of my child."
"As a team you have supported us in so many ways."
"I feel we have grown together, learning new things at every corner we turn."
" ..sharing your knowledge and being open to me sharing ideas and training."
"From the very beginning of his school career you have been, as a team, absolutely brilliant in making sure he gets the best out of his school days."
" You are making mainstream education accessible for kids who could end up in less appropriate situations. "
In school this term we have a number of additional activities happening to support the children these include:
Think children- 1:1 Play therapy
Third space (Maths) - Year 5 and 6
Speech and Language support
ELSA- Emotional Literacy Support
Brighter futures sports mentoring
Doodle time- 1:1 Art therapy
Time to talk
A minute a day (Maths)
First class at number
Inference training (Reading)
These are mostly run by our team of teaching assistants, who have had training to deliver the intervention. If your child is taking part in one of these interventions the class teacher will talk this through with you. For some of these interventions there is a waiting list, but staff can let you know more information. If you have any concerns about your child needing additional support, please chat with their class teacher.