Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy

St Michael's Avenue, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4LD

01935 474224

SEN - Special Educational Needs

 

Ofsted February 2019: " Pupils with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported. Leaders have identified the interventions needed and have trained teaching assistants, who support and nurture pupils effectively."

 

All Somerset schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs.

 
Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy are supported by the local authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress. We aim to be inclusive with the needs of all pupils being met within our mainstream setting wherever possible.

 

Please read the SEN Policy for details of admissions for children with special educational needs and accessibility. 

 

SEN Report -SEN Information Report

See our SEN School Offer

Read our Special Education Needs Policy

Read our Accessibility plan and Designated Teacher for Looked after and previously Looked After Children policy

Local Offer https://choices.somerset.gov.uk/

Somerset Safeguarding Effective Support for Special Educational Needs Pupils

Pen Mill Infants and Nursery School Accessibility Plan 2019-2022

 

 

Useful SEN websites:

Speech and language

Advice and support on how to refer your child for a speech and language assessment.

Useful information for parents, carers and children.

www.sompar.nhs.uk

 

Talking point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.

This website has a progress checker to review a child’s speech.

https://ican.org.uk/

 

Bullying:

Useful information and advice about how to deal with bullying and the impact that bullying can have.

 http://www.antibullyingalliance.org.uk/

 

Autism:

The National Autistic Society provide useful advice to parents of autistic children, including an online directory which will pull together information according to your child’s age, diagnosis and where they live.

www.autism.org.uk

 

Somerset outreach team, providing support to families post diagnosis.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/england/somerset.aspx

 

Dyslexia:

A useful website with information about dyslexia, assessment, identification etc

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

 

Information and support:

Council for disabled children, information, support and advice services

www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

 

The government gateway for an overview of documents, support for children and advice services

www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

 

Information, support and advice for parents of pupils with SEN.  This includes support for Education, Health and Care plans

www.somersetsend.org.uk

 

Downs syndrome:

Downs syndrome association, the aim of this association is to help people with Downs syndrome to lead full and rewarding lives.

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

 

Education, skills and learning support:

Somerset, support services for education provides access to services available to support children and education providers.

www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk

  

Social, emotional and mental health:

Young minds are a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children.

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Local support for children and young people experiencing mental health needs

www.sompar.nhs.uk

 

Hearing support: 

National Deaf Children’s society have an informative website for those who require further information and support on managing a hearing need.

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

Vision support:

The leading charity offering practical support,  advice and information to anyone with a sight problem.

www.rnib.org.uk

 

Medical conditions support:

Find out more information on specific medical conditions such as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or Autistic Spectrum disorder and other medical conditions.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/