SEND

At Oxhey First school, our aim is to ensure all children are supported in order that they may work confidently towards reaching their full potential. We strongly believe in the role of Quality First Teaching and curriculum entitlement for all children, regardless of their ability or background. We intend to remove barriers to learning, raise expectations and levels of achievement and work in partnership with other agencies to achieve this. Please see the links below to access more information on the Local Offer (external agency support) and our school Information Report and SEND Policy.

Local Offer:

https://www.staffordshireconnects.info

Send Information Report:

SEND Information Report 2020 Oxhey

Send Policy:

SEND policy 2020 Oxhey

Quick guide to the SEND Code of Practice:

SEND-Code-of-practice

 

 

COVID 19 - Government recommended websites for supporting SEND pupils:

General resources and ICT support for SEND pupils:

online education resources for children with SEND

SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability

 

Specific resources for pupils with ASD and sensory difficulties:

advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

coronavirus educational resources

 

For resources to support children's Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) during COVID 19 please refer to our 'children' page, 'homework' section and see the 'positive mental health and well-being' resources.

 

 

 

At Oxhey, looking after our children's mental health and emotional well-being is a key priority. Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. If you feel your child requires support with their mental health please speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Holt, as Inclusion Lead. The SEMH pathway below outlines the support we are able to offer. Parents/carers may also find the links below useful.

SEMH Pathway CFLP

childrens-mental-health-a-parents-guide

Interactive-Parents-leaflet-online-version

 

Trailblazers

The Mental Health Support Team from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 'Trailblazers' is now working within our school. This team consists of Educational Mental Health Practitioners and Mental Health Practitioners with a variety of qualifications such as school nurses, social workers and mental health nurses. This team aims to work with our school promoting positive well-being, preventing poor mental health and raising awareness of mental health.

The team will be offering one to one interventions or group work with children and young people over a short period of time, these sessions are aimed to equip children and young people with the tools to effectively maintain positive well-being. The team will work with children and young people around topics such as; worry management, low mood, exam stress, anxiety, difficulties with emotions, panic management, coping strategies, sleep, behavioural difficulties and problem solving.

The team will also be supporting parents/ carers so that children and young people feel able to talk to adults about how they are feeling, normalising discussions around mental health and reducing stigma. The team will also offer parent workshops, parent drop in’s and support to implement strategies in the home environment.

 

Links to external mental health support for children and young people:

MHST Virtual Drop in Session Poster Staffordshire Moorlands 07.07

Useful Links

Visyon Wellbeing Activities week commencing 01 06 20

CAMHS services

 

Happy Mind, Healthy Me! is a community-led programme of events, unique to Oxhey, which are designed to promote wellness. Children and families can participate in these together. Please see the 'children' page 'parental engagement' section for further details.

 

Useful information to support children's transition to their next phase of learning:

early-years-transition

Transitions handout primary to secondary/middle

Also see 'positive mental health and well-being resources' under the 'children' tab, in the 'homework' section for further resources to support well-being during COVID 19

At Oxhey, we recognise the importance of speech, language and communication as an essential skill for learning and building friendships. While all children develop and different rates, some will require additional support to boost their language and communication skills. The resources below indicate how you could help your child at home and provide links to useful websites you may wish to explore. If you are concerned about your child's developmental language then please see Mrs Holt, Inclusion Lead, or you child's class teacher.

 

GeneralLeaflet for parents 4-5

How I may help my child at home with speech and language development

Recommended websites to support speech and language development

Stoke Speaks Out Staged Pathway

 

 

If you are concerned about your child's development, you may find the links on the document below useful.

Where can I find help if I am concerned about my child?