May 21st - Return to school support.
Many of you are in the position where you need to make a decision about sending your child back to school. Maybe some of you are thinking ahead to September too. I am collecting resources here that are designed to help you prepare for a return to school, both for your child and for your whole family unit. I will add more as time goes on, so do check back. As ever, I only post resources I trust, but we cannot vouch for the content of external sites.
If you have any questions about your child's individual needs, please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Special Advice for Parents during the Coronavirus period
If you have any specific concerns about your child with SEND during this time, please email email@example.com.
We have gathered here some advice to help you talk with your children about Coronavirus itself and any associated worries. The advice comes from official sources like the World Health Organisation or through our trusted partners such as the Hertfordshire Educational Psychology Service.
We trust this advice enough to share with you but, as always, be aware that with links to external pages Chambersbury School can't be responsible for their content.
We will update this page with more advice for families in quarantine as it becomes available.
Mental Health Lead
What will happen if my child has Special Educational Needs?
First of all, your child's teacher will make any reasonable adjustments they need to in class. This might include some small group or individual learning. Lots of children need some extra help at times in school. We will talk with you if we feel that your child would benefit from some extra support.
We might also talk to some other professionals to get advice and support. We will always ask your permission.
Your child's teacher will work with you to develop an individual learning plan for them and this will be discussed at Parents' Consultation Day.
Ms Cooper is the SENCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) and she will be available to meet with you at parents' evening to talk about how we can work with you and your child. You can make an appointment to speak with her at any other time by calling the School Office.
We will keep talking with you, and working with other professionals, to make sure we are doing everything we can to break down barriers to learning so that your child achieves all they can.
Below are some links that you might find useful when you're looking for support for your child with SEND. Whilst they have a lot of useful information, please remember that they link to external organisations and we cannot be responsible for their content.
If you are uncertain about anything, ask to speak with the SENCo.