SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY
At Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School we are particularly proud of our inclusive community. We are committed to meeting the needs of all learners and have high expectations for all children including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
Our SEND information report offers more detailed guidance:
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Laura Dawes.
She can be contacted through the school office on the telephone number 020 8977-3971 or by email at email@example.com
All Richmond schools are supported by the local authority to ensure that pupils make the best possible progress in school and are given the greatest chance to meet their potential. Further information and details of the support for young people and their families regarding SEND can be found in the Local Offer managed by Achieving for Children.
CLICK HERE for the AFC Local Offer
Free confidential and impartial support and advice for parents and carers, children and young people is offered by the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services or SENDIASS.
CLICK HERE for more info on SENDIASS
HELP, ADVICE AND PRACTICAL RESOURCES
Below you will find a list of information websites, tips and resources to help you support your children with their additional needs, wellbeing and mental health. Every child is unique and there is no 'one size fits all' approach. These SEND strategies will be beneficial to many children, whether or not they have a special educational need, so select the resources that meet the needs of your child, without worrying too much about the label or category they fall under.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Support for children to understand Coronavirus: Children's Guide to Corona Virus and Corona Virus Story
Kingston and Richmond AfC (local authority) online workshops to support with advice around childhood anxiety, sleep difficulties, low mood and bereavement: Click here
Emotional wellbeing: Action for Children
Activities, games and apps for wellbeing and mental health: Mentally Healthy Schools / Childline - Calm-zone
Zones of Regulation emotions intervention: Zones of Regulation
If you are concerned about your child's mental health, please talk to the class teacher, SENCo, your GP or NHS ( or for more information here: Click here )
Outside of school hours, if you are very concerned about your child's mental health, here are sources of support: Place2be / Young Minds
Fine and gross motor skills, and sensory needs
Activities and exercises to help with fine motor, handwriting, sensory processing and self-care. Remember to select the link 'Resources for parents during the Coronavirus restrictions.' NHS - Occupational Therapy Children
Speech and Language
Activities and advice from the Richmond (NHS) Speech and Language Therapy Team for issues such as early language development, stammering, speech sound production difficulties (pronouncing sounds), social communication (Autism), hearing impairment and EAL (learning English as an additional language):
If you continue to have concerns about your child's speaking, listening or understanding this service runs a parent advice line (020 8973 3512), or alternatively contact the class teacher or SENCo.
AfC Information and Advice - Autism
Autism support - 5 Point Scale
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Dyslexia (Specific Literacy Difficulties)
Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties