SEND Reporting and Local Offer
Norbridge Academy SENCO: Mrs K Whittington
At Norbridge Academy, we endeavour to work with ''the whole child'' by giving consideration to the child's academic, physical, emotional and social needs.
We ensure that all learners are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum and this means that wherever possible, the work that children are asked to do is varied and suited to their specific learning requirements.
Through a carefully designed curriculum, which starts at our Foundation Stage, of planned and differentiated activities we hope to enable all learner to grow in confidence, skills and knowledge, work to the best of their potential, make progress and to 'Be The Best They Can Be'.
We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non SEND children. This may include learning interventions developed on an individual needs basis.
We monitor progress carefully and attempt to work in partnership with parents and outside agencies to ensure we raise the level of achievement for all our our children.
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SEND Report to Governors
The Governors receive information each year from the SENCo about the number of children on the Special Needs Register and their needs, information about 'provision mapping' and the training of members of staff, together with updates to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilites Policy.
The Senior Leadership Team verify school data related to all vulnerable groups to see that needs are appropriately met. The Head Teacher's report at each full governors meeting provides an update on the number of SEND children in the school.
At the end of each year staff attend a transition staff meeting to ensure receiving staff are aware of the needs of their new intake for September.
For further information concerning the report prepared by the school under the reformed legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), please follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Parent and Carer Information Guide
If you would like further information regarding the new SEN Code of Practice, please click the link below:
SENCO Contact Form
Please follow the link below for up to date government advice on how to support your child's mental health and well-being during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mental Health & Well-being Newsletters
In school we have been celebrating Children's Mental Health Week all week and raised over £200 for Place2Be. As well as dressing to express, the children participated in a range of activities all aimed at raising the profile of mental health and well-being.
In collaboration with World Mental Health Day, we will be raising awareness of mental health in school on Friday 15th October.
On this day we would love to see all our children dressed in yellow items of clothing.
All donations gratefully recieved for the mental health charity Young Minds.
Please see letter below.
World Mental Health Day Parent Letter
Support for Emotional and Mental Health:
CAMHS is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. They are part of the NHS and provide mental health services for young people.
CAMHS Crisis Number: 0115 8440560
YoungMinds provides mental health resources for young people.
They have a 24/7 text helpline for young people having a mental health crisis.
They provide information and assistance to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing in children and young people, as well as giving support and guidance for parent/carer empowerment.
Samaritans provide a service where someone will listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.
They have a 24/7 helpline available to talk to someone.
They provide emotional support for those with feelings of despair or distress and are struggling to cope.
Health For Kids
The interactive website is funded and commissioned by Public Health Nottinghamshire and managed by the Youth Service. The website is aimed at young people aged 5-11 and their parents/carers. It provides information in a fun and interactive way, in order to support children and young people's emotional and physical health and well-being.
Health for Kids is an exciting development offering clinically assured interactive content, which provides health information that is safe and from a trusted source. Children and their parents/carers, as well as professionals, can browse the four health worlds which are populated with different information. You can access the website by following the link www.healthforkids.co.uk
Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Healthy Family Teams are launching a new text messaging service for parents and carers to access confidential health advice, with effect from Tuesday 29 January.
The Parentline text messaging service is an easy way for parents and carers to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, such as feeding and nutrition, emotional health and wellbeing, child development, behaviour difficulties and family health. They can also find out how to access other local services for example, School Health Team, breastfeeding support or health visitor led sessions.
Parents and carers of children aged 0 -19 in Nottinghamshire can contact the text messaging service for advice on Parentline 07520 619919.
The service does not replace face-to-face contact with Healthy Family Teams but aims to offer an alternative, accessible method of contact and a flexible way to provide support.
Parentline is available from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays. Messages sent to the dedicated number are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by the Healthy Family Team. Texts are usually replied to within one working day. Automatic replies will be sent to any messages received out of hours explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.
Rhian Cope, Professional Service Lead for the Trust said, “We are really pleased to be able to offer Parentline to parents and carers in the County. It will make accessing health services easier and more accessible for them, increasing our reach to all families, creating another platform for parents and carers to connect.”
The Trust’s Healthy Family Teams comprise of multiple professionals trained in providing services to children aged 0-19 years and their families/carers across Nottinghamshire. Their work includes giving advice on emotional health and wellbeing, infant feeding and healthy food choices, development, behaviour, self-esteem, relationships and many more topics. They can provide one-to-one confidential appointments and hold drop in sessions in schools across the county.’