Ferney Lee Primary School

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

SEND and Inclusion

Helping everyone to succeed...

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Ferney Lee is very proud of its reputation for inclusion and

celebrating diversity in our community. Our SENCO,

Emily Blanchard, has a PG Cert. in Special Educational Co-ordination.

She can be contacted on the main school

number 01706 254848.

Emily Blanchard, SENCO and Deputy Head
Emily Blanchard, SENCO and Deputy Head

Meeting our Children’s Needs

At Ferney Lee we provide learning which meets the needs of every child. Like most schools we have a number of pupils who have additional educational needs.

Children with additional or special educational needs may need extra help and support from us and we have a dedicated learning mentor, counsellor and teaching assistants who, alongside class teachers, will provide support for these children.

To ensure that children’s individual needs are met and the necessary support is given, we liaise with a range of outside agencies in order to get support and guidance wherever needed. The following documents provide further information about SEND here at Ferney Lee: 

SEND Policy 21-22

SEND Information Report

SEND Interventions

In order to support the children on our SEND register, Ferney Lee provides a wide range of additional interventions and strategies to help our pupils with their difficulties. Below are just some of these interventions, broken down into the main areas of need:

Cognition and Learning

Read Write Inc. – Scheme developed by Ruth Miskin. Half hour daily phonics sessions teach children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

Number box – The Number Box is a multi-sensory teaching programme and maths resource. It is designed for those children who struggle with maths for one of several reasons.

Tables Table Rockstars – Times table programme which can be used as extra practice in home and at school.

Nessy Reading and Writing – Nessy programs are designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently.

Precision Teaching - programme to meet the needs of an individual child who is experiencing difficulty with acquiring or maintaining some skills. It has an inbuilt monitoring function and is basically a means of evaluating the effectiveness of what is being taught.

Communication and Interaction

Word Wizard – SALT resource used for key topic vocabulary. 

Black Sheep - Intervention which uses worksheets, pictures and cue cards to develop children's speech and language. For children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and speech, language & communication needs (SLCN),

SULP (Social Use of Language Programme) - A cohesive framework developed by Dr Wendy Rinaldi (Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Special Needs) used to enhance personal, emotional and social development from a communication and thinking skills perspective.

Lego Therapy - LEGO® based therapy is a social development programme which helps children and young people with autism spectrum disorders and related social communication difficulties, such as Asperger’s Syndrome. The programme is based on the highly structured, systematic and predictable nature of LEGO play which makes it appealing to children with social communication difficulties who are particularly attracted to systems.

Social Stories - A tool to help individuals on the autism spectrum or children with autistic tendencies better understand the nuances of interpersonal communication so that they can interact in an effective and appropriate manner.

1:1 SALT Therapist Support - We have our own Speech and Language Therapist in school every Wednesday who works closely with children teachers have identified as needing specific support. 

Sensory and/or Physical

Fine Motor Skills - Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, such as when doing up buttons, opening lunch boxes or using pencils or scissors. Fine motor skill efficiency significantly influences the quality of the task outcome as well as the speed of task performance. Efficient fine motor skills require a number of independent skills to occur simultaneously to appropriately manipulate the object or perform the task. Children will be provided with a variety of different activities to develop and practice these skills.

Gross Motor Skills - Each session begins with some warm up exercises to improve the children’s balance, co-ordination, bi-lateral integration and spatial awareness. A range of equipment is used during the sessions that have been approved and recommended by physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Circle of Friends - A Circle of Friends is a group of pupils who have been brought together to support a student who is in danger of feeling isolated or left out. Circle of Friends is an approach to enhancing the inclusion, in a mainstream setting, of any young person who is experiencing difficulties in school because of a disability, personal crisis or because of their challenging behaviour towards others.

Horticultural Therapy - We have a horticultural therapist who comes in every week to work with small groups of children who teachers have identified having difficulties with their social, emotional and mental health. 

Self Help and Independence

Life Skills 

At Ferney Lee we also offer a 'Life Skills' intervention for some of our SEND children where they have access to a range of different skills and activities in order to develop social, physical, communication and emotional skills. Activities in this intervention include cooking sessions, bus trips, road safety, water safety, shopping trips,  and lots more. 

 

Class Teachers are very skilled at meeting most needs within their classroom provision.

If you have any questions please do come and speak to your child's teacher, or to Miss Blanchard.

Support for families 

I wanted to provide a few helpful links and resources to help both parents and children. If you are concerned about the needs of your child or how we are supporting them, please feel free to email me on emily.blanchard@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

Parents

Please read the document below released by the local authority in January 2021

Calderdale Council Guidance for young people, and parents/carers of children with SEND in mainstream schools

Parents and carers in Calderdale have asked for advice, support and signposting to emotional health and wellbeing resources for their children. In response to this, Calderdale Open Minds Partnership have produced a number of clear and accessible leaflets around some key issues to help parents support their children with getting back to their school routine and alleviate any feelings of frustration, worry and uncertainty. These leaflets were created in partnership with mental health professionals, local parents/carers and commissioners. The leaflets can be found using the links below:  

Frustrated, cross or angry leaflet.pdf

Routine difficulties.pdf

Stressed worried or uncertain leaflet.pdf

For futher information from Open Minds, please visit their website at 

http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/emotional-health-support-parents/

Other helpful websites for parents:  

Open Minds - provides advice, information, support and signposting on local and national emotional health and wellbeing services that help children, young people and families who are going through a difficult time. Click the link below to be taken directly to the parent and carer support section. 

http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/category/advice-for-parents-carers/ 

Place2Be -  a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. Click the link below for their page on practical tips on how to support children's wellbeing and behaviour. 

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/ 

Noah’s Ark - A confidential safe space in which to explore issues and feelings with a person who neither judges nor offers advice. This is available to adults and young people.

 http://www.noahsarkcentre.org.uk/index.html 

Children

Please click on the link below which provides a variety of websites to support Children and Young People in Calderdale.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Offer.pdf

The following are all apps recommended by gov.uk for children with SEND:

Brain Parade

Website: http://www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.

HelpKidzLearn

Website: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. 

Sensory App House Ltd

Website: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/

Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.

Visual2Go

Website: https://www.visuals2go.com/

Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.

 

Click on the link below to read a short leaflet explaining SEND at Ferney Lee 

SEND Information Leaflet for Parents

 

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk