New Local Offer and Accessibility Plan being added soon (September 2017)
Special Educational Needs and/or Disability
Mrs Brownhill is our Special Needs Leader (SEND) at Hurdsfield.
She is able to organise support for children from across the school who need extra support with aspects of their learning and development to ensure that pupils with SEN are treated as favourably as other pupils. This work is in addition to the interventions being carried out by teachers and our experienced teaching assistants.
Support can be seen in many forms at Hurdsfield and may include 1:1 support in or out of class, small group targetted intervention which is targetted towards children's individual needs to accelerate progress. No intervention lasts for more than 6 weeks and some may be bespoke to address the specific learning needs of our learners.
Some children are supported in school with an EHC. (Education Health Care Plan).
Other children are being supported through School Focused Plans (SFPs), and some have one-page profiles.
If this applies to your child then you will have been informed and invited to attend a meeting with the class teacher and Mrs Brownhill. Your views are very important to us when creating targets and deciding on provision for your child. If you wish to discuss any of the paperwork please contact Mrs Brownhill at any time using the school's contact details.
Working with Parents
Supporting parents is also very important for us at Hurdsfield; Mrs Brownhill will meet with parents of children with additional needs at any time. Our door is always open. You can call the school on 01625 383008 or alternatively you can email Mrs Brownhill using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this section of the site is to provide reliable information sources on different additional needs.
Please also see the video section for some interesting videos about children/young adults with Autism and other special needs.
This list is not exhaustive and the information does not replace professional advice/diagnosis, our aim is to keep adding to the list of sites.
Speech and Language Needs
http://www.ican.org.uk/ An excellent website, clear
explanations and further links, general ideas on helping all children with their communication
Parent to Parent (P2P) is a confidential telephone support service for parents and carers of an adult or child on the autism spectrum. (recommended by the NAS) 0808 800 4106
NAS Recommended Autism Helpline
Call 0808 800 4104. Lines are open 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday (free from landlines and most mobiles) They provide impartial, confidential information, advice and support to people on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals, researchers and students
This website evaluates the latest research into treatments for Autism.
www.autism.org.uk Website of the National Autistic Society (NAS)