Believe ~ Discover ~ Aspire
We have high aspirations for all children in our school, including those with SEND. We strive to ensure that all children achieve their best, that they become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.
Below you will find links to our SEND Policy and SEND Information Report - these will help you to understand how we work with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. There are also links to Dorset County Council pages and other websites and documents which we hope will be helpful to you.
In the first instance, the very best person to speak to would be your child's class teacher. They will then speak and take advice from our SENCO, Mrs Sharon Reddyhoff.
If you have any concerns at all, please do speak to your class teacher or our SENCO.
You may also find the links and information below helpful.
Dorset SENDIASS is a statutory service offering free, confidential, accurate and impartial advice and support to families living in Dorset:
- children and young people aged 0 to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
- parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
- We can also advise staff working with SEND pupils on matters of legislation.
An ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is specially trained to support childrens' emotional, mental and social development. Children may be identified as required further support by a teacher, teaching assitant or by a parent.
If you have any concerns about your child, please make an appointment to see the class teacher.
The following apps have been recommended by SENSS who are the Special Educational Needs Support Service who work with us in school.
My Spellings - structured way of learning spellings ALL AGES
Spellosaur and Spellosaur400 - AGES 5-12
Everyday Jigsaw - used to support speech and language needs - ALL AGES
Phraseology - grammar etc.
Cambugs1 - assessing sounds - PRIMARY and COMPLEX NEEDS
Cambugs2 - digraphs (ai, ee, oa...) and trigraphs (igh, ear, air...)
Dexteria Junior - support delayed vision and fine motor skills
Dexteria - fine motor skills, pen grip, letter and number formation - ALL AGES
Letter Reflex - helps children to distinguish between left and right - ALL AGES
ShowMe - interactive recordable mini whiteboard - ALL AGES
Bluster - rhyming words - ALL AGES
Grid Player - communication tool - ALL AGES
Letter School - letter writing - ALL AGES
Talking Tom - encourages children to communicate - YOUNGER CHILDREN and COMPLEX COMMUNICATION NEEDS
maths dots - dot to dot and number bonds - ALL AGES
Neon Draw - sensory and letter formation - ALL AGES
Twinkl - phonics and letter formation - ALL AGES
PaintSparkle - colour and fun ways to practise letter formation - ALL AGES
The following apps are designed to support children on the Autistic Spectrum (ASD)
GoodNotes / Paper 53 - comic strip conversations to support social situations - ALL AGES
Breathe2Relax - calming music to regulate breathing - ALL AGES
Choiceworks - schedules and timetables - ALL AGES
Feelings - based on the Feelings Book (Rubin and Laurent, 2000) - help to support emotions and feelings - ALL AGES
Halftone - support self esteem - ALL AGES
The following apps can help with recording.
Voicedream - text to speech
Ireadwrite - predictive text and text to speech
DragonDictation - speech - to text
Merriam Webster - talking dictionary
WritePad for ipad
Please let us know if you've found any useful apps - we would love to keep adding them to our list!