Inclusion & SEND

Ofsted Inspection May 2023
Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have their needs precisely identified. Leaders work with pupils and parents to plan the adaptations pupils need. Leaders regularly review how well these are working. Consequently, pupils with SEND are well supported by staff to successfully access the same learning and curriculum as others.

 

At Holtsmere End Junior School we believe in participation for all. We want to create an inclusive culture which is responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills.

Our Inclusion Co-ordinator works with children, parents and carers and teachers to ensure that all learners have access to the curriculum, and monitors progress of learners to ensure that they reach their full potential.

HEJS SEN INFO Report 2023-2024

SEN POLICY 2024

HEJS Equality Objectives

SEN OFFER Summer 2022-2024

SEND Information Leaflet for Parents 2023-2024

Complaints

Inclusion Policy

Access to the curriculum for pupils with SEND

Accessibility Plan Summer 2024

 

SEND Abbrieviations and Acronyms

 

 

 

The Hertfordshire SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them.

Click here for information


Developing Special Provision Locally (DSPL)

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there are a range of provision and support services available in their local community that:

  • Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
  • Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment.
  • Widens choice for children and parents/carers.
  • removes barriers to learning.
  • uses resources effectively.

 

To find out a little more about DSPL in our area (DSPL8), please click on the link below.

ADHD and Autism Support 

There is a wealth of support for parents and carers in the school and local area.

  • ADDvance – A Hertfordshire based charity that supports parents and carers with children who have a diagnosis of, or traits of ADHD, Autism or related conditions.
  • ADDISS is the National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Their website offers resources for carers, young people and teachers.
  • Angels: A parent led support group for parents and carers of children with ADHD/ASD
  • SPACE a support group for parent/carers of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Here you can find information on mental health support for children and young people.

 

Speech and Language Support

The Children and Young People (CYP) Speech and Language Therapy Service offers a child and family-centred approach to support CYP with speech, language, communication needs (SLCN) and those with eating and drinking difficulties in Hertfordshire. The website has details of parent/carer support workshops.

Specific Learning Difficulties

(dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia)

Supporting your child at home with handwriting difficulties.

Supporting your child at home with maths difficulties.

Supporting your child at home with reading difficulties.

Supporting your child at home with spelling difficulties.