SEND

SEND What We Offer

All Kingston maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, in line with family preferences.

To view or download a copy of our SEND Local Offer please click on the link below.

To view or download a copy of our SEND Policy at Christ Church please click on the link below:

SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond

The SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond is now part of a new Achieving for Children website www.afcinfo.org.uk

The Local Offer remains a distinct and prominent area of the new website and is clearly signposted from the home page. Although the old Local Offer website address has been redirected to the new site, in some instances access may not be guaranteed. We therefore request that all schools update their websites with the new address https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer

Please prioritise this change so that families can continue to have easy access to information and support and so that all schools are displaying correct links in preparation for a SEND Ofsted Local Area inspection.

PDF’s of two AfC info leaflets are available below. These can be printed off for display and also added to websites for download.

Young people's information leaflet    Families information leaflet

SENDIASS

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). The type and range of support offered includes:

·         Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff

·         Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation

·         Personalisation of personal budgets

·         Information on the local authority's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress

·         Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support

·          Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.

·         Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal

Please click on the link below for further information about SENDIASS:

https://www.kids.org.uk/richmond-and-kingston-sendiass

The Golden Binder and the Golden Booklet

In response to many queries about Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and other aspects of the SEND reforms, SEND Family Voices worked with Achieving for Children (AfC), health, social care services and schools to publish detailed guidance, nicknamed 'The Golden Binder'.

The Golden Binder provides detailed, accurate and consistent information to families, AfC and other professionals. The entire Golden Binder and its contents can be found on AfC’s Local Offer website. 

To view and download the Golden Booklet please click on the link below which provides an overview of the guidance, based on the key chapters of the Golden Binder:

More information about SEND Family Voices can be found at:

http://www.sendfamilyvoices.org/

SEND News

SEND Family Voices Summer Activities Newsletter

Parent Support Group check our newsletters for date of the next meeting

Check our newsletters for date of the next meeting

The Numbers and Words Club

For many young people the school day can seem full of challenges that they feel unable to tackle and learning can become something to endure rather than enjoy. This can be particularly true in Maths and English where many can quickly come to believe that because they are currently finding learning difficult they are simply not very good at it. As two highly experienced teachers, who have worked for many years in a variety of mainstream and special schools, we have seen how this has a huge impact on young people’s resilience and on their belief in themselves as capable learners. Our Numbers and Words Club offers the opportunity for young people to work collaboratively to develop these essential skills. By working together in small groups we will identify starting points and the reasons why learning may seem to be stuck. The weekly sessions will support the development of problem solving and communication skills and the ability to cope with challenges as we search for answers and learn together. Our work has confirmed our belief in the idea of the capable child ‘who delights in taking responsibility for his or her own learning’ and has consistently shown us the benefits of working in small groups.

The Numbers and Words Club for 7 – 10 year olds will take place:

·         at the Express offices in Tolworth

·         Mondays  3.30pm – 4.15pmminimum group size 4, maximum group size 8

·         £10 per session payable in advance directly to the tutors on a half termly basis

If you are interested in this service, please email info@expresscic.org.uk

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