SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability

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Mrs Heather Addison 

SENd Co-ordinator 

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Mrs Sally Exton

Emotion & Wellbeing Leader 

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Mr Murphy 

Therapy Dog 

SENd Local Offer will guide you through how Silkmore identifies and helps children with Special Educational Needs. Click on the link below to find out how Silkmore addresses SEND.

Silkmore SENd Policy

Silkmore SENd Information Report

Emotional Wellbeing 

At Silkmore, we pride ourselves on catering for the needs of all children; particularly by adopting a holistic approach and prioritising the childrens' emotional well being at the heart of all we do. Despite our best efforts some children may experience difficulty coping within a busy classroom environment.

 

  • This can show itself in a number of different ways:

  • They may be feeling unhappy

  • They may be feeling lonely

  • They may find the day too long

  • They may find lessons difficult

  • They may be unable to concentrate

  • They may be feeling confused

  • They may be feeling angry

  • They may find it all just too overwhelming

The Sea Room provides additional help and support for these children. The sessions will run for individuals and/or small groups of children and will promote self-esteem, confidence and develop social and emotional skills; whilst nurturing a motivated and positive approach to learning. It is an extension of the classroom’s good practice with the aim of reintegrating a happier, more confident learner back into the full time classroom environment.

 

What will the children learn in the Sea Room?

  • Activities to develop personal and social skills.

  • Activities that promote feelings of well-being and self-esteem.

  • Activities that develop a sense of individual responsibility and accountability to others.

  • Activities that reflect those taking part in the classroom situation.

  • During some sessions there may be an opportunity for the children and staff to sit around a table as a group and share a drink and snack at the same time as practicing social, language and listening skills.

  • Within the session the children may have jobs on a rota basis promoting independence and self-esteem.

How often will my child attend the Sea Room?

  • Children attend between one and three sessions a week.

  • Each child’s needs are monitored and assessed on a regular basis.

  • The sessions will run throughout the day depending on individual class timetables.

  • Children will attend for as long as is required.

 

Every family has a vital role to play in their child’s education and happiness, we welcome and appreciate your involvement and comments – so please let us know your “news and views”! (Especially if there are changes at home).