Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page of our school website.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School is a mainstream school. It is our aim to provide the very best for all pupils in our school in the context of a loving Christ-centred community. We recognise the gifts and needs of each individual as a valued part of our community.  Although it may be considered that all children at some point in their education have individual special needs, there are groups of pupils throughout the spectrum of ability who have further and additional individual requirements.  We are committed to working for quality and equality of opportunity for all children. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every pupil; including those with SEN.  

Draft SEN Policy 2020

Draft SEN Information Report 2020

Our school SENCO is Mrs T. Mitchell.

Worcestershire County Council’s SEND Services 

Parents and carers can contact the local authority SEND services on: 

Telephone: 01905 8460000 

Email: sen@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk   

Worcestershire SEND Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. You can find out about resources, services, support, activities and events here:

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) 

Parents and carers can access impartial advice from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), please follow the link to their brand, new website: 

http://www.hwsendiass.co.uk/site/index.php 

Telephone: 01905 768153  

Email: sendiass@worcestershire.gov.uk

Useful websites for parents and carers

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Service

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/childrens-speech-and-language-resources/

Worcestershire Umbrella Pathway

 

The following information provides SEND specific information in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

As part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) educational settings have been asked to provide care for a limited number of pupils including those who are vulnerable  (including children who have EHCPs). The government encourages vulnerable children to attend unless they have underlying health conditions. However, if parents choose for their child not to attend the following provision has been made available:

  • Weekly correspondence with SENCO
  • Contact details and email of school to get in touch if they require support
  • Paper work pack provided by class teacher
  • Bespoke activities sent home
  • SEND website page updated regularly with resources
  • Signpost to external website via website and Facebook

You can find information from Worcestershire County Council on the SEND Local Offer during COVID-19 and FAQs for parents and carers with an EHCP or an EHC assessment using the following link:

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20780/coronavirus_covid-19_send_local_offer

Here2Help is a community action response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here2Help aims to provide additional support to prevent families/households getting to crisis point. This site provides a central location for the vulnerable that are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours. Please visit this site if you wish to request help, volunteer to help or to find useful resources:

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help

The Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Service are providing a wealth of resources to support children and young people cope with all the uncertainties and disruption Covid-19 has caused. Please use the links below to access information and resources to make this process a little easier for families. They will be adding to this every week.

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/sltcovid19

The Oak National Academy has just launched it’s specialist offer. Lessons for the week beginning 4th May are online now and will be uploaded each week to support parents at home. Lessons have been devised by a team of specialist teachers and therapists. Please use the link below to access the resources.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist