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Specialist Support Staff for SEND

 

At Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery we believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. In line with county policy we are committed to being an inclusive school.

 

Miss Tilley, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) can be contacted via the school office on 01255 502416 with any concerns regarding your child and Special Educational Needs and Disability at Chase Lane.

 

 

Rebecca Tilley

SENCo

 

Miss Tilley has been SENCo at Chase Lane for over ten years and has completed an advanced diploma in Special Educational Needs Studies. She is a member of the school Senior Leadership Team and has input into the strategic planning for children with SEN. Rebecca  has regular meetings with senior staff, teachers, teaching assistants, pupils and their families and outside professionals concerning the provision of SEND at Chase Lane.

 

Rebecca is a facilitator for the Maze parenting group, supporting parents and carers of children with additional needs in the local community.

 

At Chase Lane, we have a strong team of support staff. Within this team there are some with specialist knowledge in particular areas. This enables us to offer holistic targeted support to children in key areas of need, working together as a team.

 

 

Rachel Brookes

Specialist Langauage & Communication LSA

 

An increasing number of children are entering schools with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). In some areas, in excess of 50% of children start school with some level of SLCN. These children may not have the skills required to listen, attend, understand and talk about their learning and to engage in the curriculum. Communication is fundamental to a child’s development, it is crucial for a child’s learning and social interactions both at school and into adulthood.

 

Mrs Brookes, in liaison with outside agencies, leads speech, language and communication provision across the school, supporting children individually and in small groups. Rachel is able to provide information and resources for parents and other school staff in this area.

 

 

Helen Foord

Learning Mentor

 

 

Mrs Foord provides support and guidance to help children at Chase Lane who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social or emotional problems. Helen provides a link between home and school to ensure lines of communication are open and information can be shared with the relevant people.

 

 

 

 

Christina Aldis

Counsellor

BA (Hons) BACP.  MA in Psychodynamic Counselling

 

Mrs Aldis is employed by the school to support individual children with higher levels of emotional need. Children are identified by the head teacher and SENCo, in partnership with parents/carers who feel this would be beneficial to a child.

 

                                                                                           

At Chase Lane Primary School and Nursery we believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. In line with county policy we are committed to being an inclusive school.

 

Our Special Educational Needs Information Report gives more information on how we support children with Special Education Needs in our school.

                                                                                            

Vision Training

 

What is Vision Training?

 

Selected children are invited to attend three sessions per week to build upon existing skills in five key areas: Tracking; Memory; Fine Motor Skills; Listening & Attention and Motor Sequencing. Children with difficulties in some or all of these areas are likely to find some tasks difficult, for example, being able to hold an instruction or task in their head so they are able to execute the task or maintaining focussed attention for longer periods of time. By practising these skills through specific targeted games, children are improving skills that will directly help in the learning environment and throughout their lives.

 

You can download our vision training leaflet by clicking on the link below.

                                                                                            

Gym Trail

 

What is Gym Trail?

 

A gym trail is a circuit of motor co-ordination activities carried out on a regular basis to support pupils with movement and co-ordination difficulties. Selected children are invited to attend five sessions per week to build upon existing skills in the following key areas: Motor skills – gross and fine; crossing the mid-line; balance; coordination; bilateral exercises and motor planning and sequencing. Children with difficulties in some or all of these areas are likely to find some tasks in life difficult. Attending Gym Trail helps children improve these skills that directly help in the learning environment and throughout their lives

 

You can download our Gym Trail leaflet by clicking on the link below.

                                                                                            

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Chase Lane work in partnership with Maze to offer support to parents of children with SEND.  A regular 12 week parenting course is delivered by our SENCo Rebecca Tilley and monthly coffee mornings are held at the Pier Hotel in Harwich.

 

 

Maze Parenting Group

 

This group is for parents of children with any kind of additional need.

We offer specialised advice and support.

 

The topics covered are:

Session 1 : Introductions

Session 2: Sensory Processing Difficulties

Session 3: Communication Strategies

Session 4 – Social Understanding

Session 5 – Lifestyle issues (sleep, continence, diet)

Session 6 – Behaviour Management – using positive strategies

Session 7 – Positive Family Relationships

Session 8 – Behaviour Management – setting limits and consequences

Session 9 – Functional Behaviour Analysis

Session 10 – My Child’s Development

Session 11 – What About Me? Building Resilience

Session 12 – Planning for the Future – Moving On

 

For further information or to download a booking form please visit

www.themazegroup.co.uk

 

                            Coffee Mornings 10:30 – 12:30                                               Dates:

 

                                The Pier Hotel                                             4th December 2017          16th April 2018

                                The Quay                                                     8th January 2018              14th May 2018

                                Harwich                                                       19th February 2018          11th June 2018

                                CO12 3HH                                                   19th March 2018               9th July 2018

 

                                                                                            

                                                         

 

                 Essex Language and Communication

                           Schools Award Scheme

 

                            Chase Lane – going for gold!

In July 2017 Chase Lane took a step closer towards the Gold award by achieving the Silver level.

The aim of the Essex Language and Communication School Award is to recognise a school’s excellence in supporting and developing children’s language and communication skills by developing provision at Universal, Targeted and Individual levels across four key areas:

 

  • The learning environment
  • The role of adults
  • Language development and learning
  • Person-centred approaches (the individual child)

 

Communication is fundamental to a child’s development, it is crucial for a child’s learning and social interactions both at school and into adulthood.

 

The award is received in recognition of all staff at Chase Lane showing a commitment and consistent approach when supporting our children with additional speech, language and communication difficulties.

                                                                                            

 

Step by Step - Early Years Course

 

Step by Step Early Years is a 9 week course for parents/carers of children aged from 2 – 5 years.

This course supports the establishment of loving positive relationships between parents and their children. The programme aims to: promote positive home/pre-school setting links, develop effective listening and communication skills, teach parents the importance of play, praise and self esteem, show parents how to recognise stress in themselves and their children, give parents strategies for managing difficult situations, give parents an understanding of their child’s behaviour and promote effective positive behaviour management strategies.

 

Monday 23 April 2018

9.30am—11.30am

Homestart Harwich, Stour Road, Bathside, Harwich

(Run in partnership with Barnardo’s, Homestart Harwich & Chase Lane Primary School)

 

For more info contact EXTRA on 01255 475001 or just drop in anytime.

Email: admin@extrasupportforfamilies.co.uk

www.extrasupportforfamilies.co.uk

 

SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES A Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered in England No: 1158891

                                                                                            

 

 

                                  

A charity, called Dogs For Development, has been visiting Chase Lane with a group of dogs, specially trained to work with children to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and communication skills. The sessions aim to improve behaviour and social interaction skills whilst enhancing educational engagement.

 

During the programme, children learn how to communicate effectively in order to ensure the dog completes their instruction. In the first session, a small group of children learned how to calm their dog using hand signals. The children build relationships with the dogs over the course, completing more complicated tasks each week.

                    

The children love their time with the dogs and look forward to it each week.

 

 

          

 

          

 

 

http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/listing/dogs-development-cic/

https://www.dogs-for-development.org/

 

                                                                                            


              

 

 

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