At Haughton St Giles Primary Academy we recognise that everyone is unique and each of us has our own individual needs. All who work and are associated with the Academy believe that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education which will enable them to achieve their full potential. If you have any question regarding Special Educational Needs (SEN) please contact Mrs Linda Alliband our Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO).
SEND policy & School Information Report
Haughton St Giles Primary Academy is part of the WSMAT with Woodseaves Primary Academy and Gnosall St Lawrence Primary Academy. Our SENCO, Mrs Alliband is responsible for overseeing SEND provision from nursery to Year 6 across Haughton and Woodseaves schools.
Staffordshire SEND local offer:
New law says that every local authority is responsible for writing local offer and ensuring it is accessible to everyone. A local offer gives children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families information about what support services are available in the local area. Staffordshire’s local offer aims to provide information on what services you can expect from local agencies including education, health and social care. Staffordshire’s local offer can be found on:
SEND School local offer:
Schools are also required to provide a school local offer through a school SEND information report, that provides parents and relating to what you can expect in terms of provision at Haughton St Giles Primary Academy. The SEND information report can be found below.
Useful Websites and Links for parents:
- CBBC- Newsround has some fantastic short special films.
- My Autism and Me explains what life can be like for children with Autism.
- My Dyslexic Mind Explains what Dyslexia is and how it can affect the mind.
- What’s it like to have ADHD?
- SEND Family Partnership (formerly Parent Partnership) is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
- www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
- www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
- www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
- www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html – A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: