SEND Reporting and Local Offer
Norbridge Academy SENCO: Mrs K Whittington
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Notts Help Yourself: Covid 19 Parent and Carer Information Zone.
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:
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.
To find out more about Children's Mental Health week, please visit;
To raise awareness of Children's Mental Health Week 2021, we are setting a series of Mental Health Challenges the children can complete each day.
Please take a look at the challenges below.
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.’