Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Here at Shears Green Infant School we value the abilities and achievements of all children. We truly believe that each and every child can achieve regardless of any additional needs. We endeavour to provide the best learning conditions for each pupil, promoting development in understanding and social maturity alongside their peers wherever possible.
Special Education Needs are identified early and the school works closely to plan a curriculum to meet the children’s needs. We work in partnership with our children, parents, carers, specialists and governors. The school values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils and celebrates small steps of progress.
All children, regardless of additional educational needs, are fully included in all school activities.
Please click on these links for more information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Shears Green Infant School and to find out how we are complying with our duties.
Who can I contact for further information?
In the first instance parents/carers are encouraged to talk to their child’s class teacher.
Further information and support can be gained from the Inclusion Manager/SENCO - Mrs Clare Holder.
Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner
We are lucky to have the support of Aneesa Khan from the NELFT Emotional Wellbeing Team. Please talk to your child's class teacher or Mrs Clare Holder about how Aneesa could support you and your child.
The Emotional Wellbeing Team can offer 1:1 parenting support or workshops which support parents with strategies to use with their children. Please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Holder to access this support.
This term the parent workshops are:
Monday 25th April - 9:30 - 11am - Helping Your Child Move to Secondary School
Tuesday 3rd May - 11 - 12:30pm - Understanding Autism in Children
Wednesday 11th May - 5 - 6:30pm - Understanding ADHD in Children
Tuesday 17th May - 12:30 - 2pm - Supporting Your Child with Worries and Fears
Tuesday 24th May - 12:30 - 2pm - Understanding Your Child's Behaviour
If you would like to attend one of these workshops you do not have to pre-book. Please click on the link in the following document at the day and time of the workshop.
SEND Local Offer
The local offer gives families of children or young people with SEN or disabilities information about what support services the local authority believe can offer in the local area.
Offer support and advice about special educational needs and disabilities, including social care and short breaks.
The leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism
An organisation, offering a wide range of information for parents, dyslexic adults and teachers
Ifield Smile is committed to supporting the inclusion process in Gravesham and Kent schools. Ifield Smile can also be emailed at: email@example.com Download the Ifield brochure, which is full of courses and support groups to help understand special needs
KCC's SEND Newsletter to Parents
Please click on the following link to access the December SEND newsletter from KCC:
Please click on the following link to read KCC's SEND Strategy;