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Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life, Love of God"

SEND

Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND) Information

We are an inclusive school, aiming to ensure all children have their needs met so they can achieve success and enjoy their time in school. In order to help children in their learning or social development, we use a range of support resources, from whole school initiatives to 1:1 intervention.

We use local and regional expertise to help us with this task, and work in partnership with other schools to guide our practice and policy. If at any stage you have a question or query about how your child is being supported, please contact their class teacher, Headteacher or the SENCO lead, Mrs Lauren Hill on senco@hormead.herts.sch.uk

Where to access support.

 

There are some services that parents/carers can access without a school referral. This includes the school nursing team which can advise on a range of health areas including;

 

  • Promoting physical and mental health activities.
  • Helping families that need a little extra support, including specific parenting issues, emotional difficulties and coping with long term conditions.

 

Parents/carers can make a referral using the form on the following website https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/info-and-advice/parents-and-mums-to-be/school-nurses.aspx 

 

Parents can also access support through the following helplines:

  • EP Contactline: 01992 588574 (Wednesday, 2-4:30pm)
  • Speech and Language Advice Line: 01992 823093 or check www.hct.nhs.uk
  • Communication and Autism Team Advice Line: 01442 453920 (Tues & Wed 1:30-4pm)
  • Mental Health needs – Schools and Families Advice Line (SFAL): 0300 777 0707 https://www.hct.nhs.uk/covid-19/schools-and-families-advice-line-sfal/ 

 

Parents/Carers can also access a range of free training covering a variety of needs including Autism, Behaviour, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Mental Health issues through Delivering Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL3).

 

Parents and Carers can also self refer to SEND Family Support Team using the following website http://dspl3.co.uk/parents/dspl3-east-herts/ 

 

Support  can also be found through Hertfordshire's Local offer. The Local offer lets parents know what special educational needs and disability services are available in Hertfordshire and who can access them. 

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx 

Useful Links:

 

Kids Hub East
Hertfordshire Hubs offer information and support for parents/carers of children with a disability/special educational need aged 0-19. Call 01992 504013

Family Lives
Parenting and family support (formerly Parentline Plus), 24 hour helpline 0808 800 2222

British Dyslexia Association
Or call the helpline on 0333 405 4567

Dyslexia Action
Or call the helpline on 0300 303 8357

Dyspraxia Foundation
Or call the helpline on 01462 454 986

National Autistic Society
O
r call the helpline on 0808 800 4104

DSPL3 Services Directory
DSPL3 Local Services March 2016.pdf

Communication Trust
https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/

Young Minds (Mental Health Services)
https://youngminds.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8p2D0fXP6wIV84BQBh0kAwmSEAAYASAAEgKHI_D_BwE

Winston's Wish (Bereavement Services)
https://www.winstonswish.org/

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