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Inclusion

Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability’s (SEND) page.  We understand that there is a lot of information around SEND and so if you would like any further clarification, please contact our Inclusion Leader, Mrs Parrott by calling the school office or emailing inco@manland.herts.sch.uk.  Our Inclusion Leader oversees the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND Policy and co-ordinates the provision for children with a SEND.

At Manland, we are committed to ensuring all children reach their full potential and become confident learners, ready to take the next steps in their journey to becoming a young adult.  We understand that for children with a SEND, effective support and needs based provisioning is essential. We therefore work closely with the child and parents and carers to ensure we are assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing the needs of any child with a SEND in line with the SEND Code of Practice (January 2015).

We have some documents that you may find helpful:-

SEND Policy

We recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life. This policy is a statement of the aims, practices and strategies we have agreed at Manland Primary School to support children who have, or may have, a special educational need or disability and their families.

SEND Information Report (School Offer)

This report will help you to understand how Manland School implements our SEND Policy.  You can use this document to find out more about how we assess, plan, implement and review processes to support children who have, or may have, a SEND and their families. This document also contains the different provisions we have in place to support children with a SEND.

Please note this report is different from the Local Offer which is written by the Local Authority and outlines Hertfordshire County Council’s offer for children with a SEND.

HCC Local Offer

Accessibility Plan

The aim of this plan is to ensure that the Manland Primary seeks to provide accessibility to learning for all children who are allocated to the school, irrespective of special need or disability.

Useful Websites

At Manland we are committed to Inclusion. We hope that you will find the following websites useful. They are recognised as valuable sources of information for parents and teachers.

www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/inclusion/index.shtml
The Inclusion pages show what Hertfordshire has to offer to both schools and parents for all children whatever their needs.

Specific Learning Difficulties

http://www.windermere.herts.sch.uk/spldbase/index.htm
As a school we are supported by Windermere Specific Learning Difficulties Base which gives us advice and support for pupils who have dyslexic or dyspraxic tendencies.

Additionally there are a number of organisations who offer support for parents and carers of children. For those affected by dyslexia, it can be very difficult, and confusing as to where to turn for advice, guidance, help and support.

The following websites are respected organisations that offer assistance, advice and support.

www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK\’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. This is a very good source of information fro both parents and teachers. In the parents section they have links to a large number of organisations including Waterstones Books where you will find books that have been approved by Dyslexia Action.

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk (British Dyslexia Association)
This is another national charity that provides advice and support to teachers and parents. This site also includes information about dyscalculia.

www.dyslexiamatters.co.uk
The North Hertfordshire branch of the BDA is now called Dyslexia Matters. The group are based in Letchworth and run a number of courses for those who are interested. They also have a page with approved tutors.

www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
The Dyspraxia Foundation gives support to individuals and families affected by dyspraxia. On the site contact details can be found for a support group in Hertfordshire.

www.boxofideas.org
This site is good  for lots of practical advice for home and school. It includes short videos of how to better support handwriting and posture skills.

www.dystalk.co.uk
The Dystalk website is also very useful and contains links to free online resources which support various study skills.

Autism

www.nas.org.uk (National Autistic Society)
The National Autistic Society is a very active organisation and produces a wealth of excellent advice for parents and teachers.

www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk
The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger’s syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.

Down Syndrome

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
This site has a lot of information and offers support and advice to parents and teachers as well as useful links to other organisations, training and publications.

Down Syndrome Research and Practice:
www.downsed.org
Yet again a very useful site.

Handwriting

www.nha-handwriting.org.uk
They aim to: raise awareness of handwriting as a crucial component of literacy and to promote and foster good practice in the teaching of handwriting and to provide support for those working with children and adults who have handwriting difficulties.