Inclusion Leaders 2020-2021
From September 2020 the school have two new SENCOs sharing the role of Inclusion Leader. Mrs James and Mrs Andrews will be liaising with the families of pupils on our SEND register.
Mrs James oversees the provision in EYFS and KS1; Mrs Andrews oversees the provision in KS2. We are here to ensure our school is inclusive for everyone and gives all children the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
Mrs C James (EYFS/ KS1) and Mrs K Andrews (KS2)
SEND Information Report for Queen’s Hill School 2020-2021
Part of the Norfolk Local Offer for Learners with SEND
If you have any specific SEND questions please contact our Inclusion Leaders, Mrs James and Mrs Andrews, by phoning 01603 746857 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the link below to view the SEND report for Queen's Hill Primary.
Norfolk SEND Local Offer
Please click on the link below for the Norfolk County Council Local Offer and Newsletter.
Family Voice Norfolk
Please click on the link below for the latest Family Voice Newsletter.
Websites for Parents and Carers
Norfolk SEND Partnership is a dedicated, confidential and impartial service based who offer information, advice and support to children, young people and parents/carers about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
English as an Additional Language - Supporting EAL Learners
Here at Queen’s Hill Primary we are proud to welcome families from a wealth of different cultures and backgrounds and we greatly value the rich diversity of our school community. We strive to recognise and celebrate the 30 different languages spoken by our children.
As part of our celebration of language and culture, the school libraries have bilingual books, multi-language dictionaries and PENpals talking pens which translate books and other resources into numerous different languages. These resources can be accessed by our children in Nursery, all the way up to Year 6!
During their time at our school, our EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils are closely monitored for their progress in the curriculum and their acquisition of English. We provide a variety of support for our EAL pupils depending on their needs. This includes using visuals, translated materials and intervention support to boost vocabulary and communication as required.
Equality and Accessibility
Here at Queen's Hill Primary School it is really important to us that all stakeholders (pupils, parents, staff and members of the local community) are consulted and share their voice when developing policies. For us, it is also imperative to consult these stakeholders to promote equality and eliminate discrimination.
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
To ensure our school is child-centred and gives all children the best educational offer, we use the statutory guidance taken from ‘The SEND Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years (2015)’ to ensure our provision for children with SEND is appropriate. This document also defines a child with SEND if:
‘A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he/she:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
- has a disability which prevents or hinders him/her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions’
At Queen’s Hill Primary School and Nursery, we ensure there is provision for pupils with the following areas of need:
Provision for children with SEND at our school is continually reflected upon and adapted through using the graduated approach of assess, plan, do, review. We use Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) to record this termly process.
We use Norfolk’s SEND Local Offer to access provision from professionals outside of school. These include NHS workers, support from charities and the local authority.
Supporting at home
General support websites and information:
- School social stories about social distancing can be found here.
- iPad apps and usage with your child at home.
- Advice from Autistica about how to support autistic children with routine and learning whilst schools are closed.
- Laura Baker is our school Parent Support Advisor (PSA). If you are experiencing difficulties at home regarding your child, please contact her on 07825130002 or email@example.com. If you are unable to get through on the phone line, please leave a message with your name and contact details.
Communication and interaction skills and support:
- Speaking and listening activity for home.
- Lego Club ideas for home.
- Bouncy Balls - This is a really fun app that allows you to control the balls with your microphone on your computer. A lovely tool to encourage vocalisations or quiet. Try it here.
- What's in the box attention videos can be found on Molly's YouTube channel.
- PECS have shared some free resource cards and videos of interactive and attention grabbing activities on their website.
Physical and sensory support:
- Many children will learn well when engaged in play. There are some super ideas here.
- Ideas for developing fine motor skills at home.
- Fine motor activity kit - getting the joints in your hands moving ready for writing.
- Accessible sensory activities on 'Jensory' YouTube channel. New videos on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- 'Gympanzees' YouTube channel supports physical development skills and activities.
- SENsational Families Charity have some good support and advice on their website, including links to sensory circuits, which can be a great way to start the day at home and school.
- Join in with sensory circuits videos following this link.
Social and emotional support:
- Supporting Neurodiverse Children in Challenging Times Such as During Self-Isolation. Click here to view.
- Autism Anglia have a range of additional resources.
- Child Mind Institute have some information on managing ADHD and anxiety throughout coronavirus.
- It's important to look after ourselves mentally and emotionally.
- Help in a crisis for those with mental health needs.
- Health and well being during coronavirus.
- Visit the Great Minds Together website where there are a range of helpful links and free downloads, aiming to support social and emotional need during school closure.
- Emotional check in cards.
- Emotions cards.
- Zones of regulation resources.
- Watch the PATHS video about the turtle called Twiggle, who learns to manage his strong feelings and make good choices about his behaviour.
- Another PATHS story about a little girl who feels worried and how she handles her feelings, with the help of her mother.
30 activities for social and emotional learning:
Social and emotional learning outdoor scavenger hunt. Something to try on your daily exercise or in the garden if you have one: