Early understanding and identification is crucial for children with a special need or disability. Staff, in partnership with parents, pupils and where needed, outside agencies, monitor, assess, plan and provide the best education possible for each individual child.
At Garvestone Community Primary school, we pride ourselves in our inclusive, community focused environment where all of our children are treated with respect and integrity. Children build up trusted relationships with staff and peers and are then encouraged to become independent learners and thinkers. Children with a special need or disability are treated in the same way and staff work hard to ensure that all children are included in every single subject and area of the daily curriculum.
This page is here to support parents and children in understanding Garvestone Community Primary school’s Local offer. It also offers information on some types of special needs that you, as parents and carers, have asked for support on, and suggests other local agencies who can offer more support.
What is a Special Need?
In England, the government defines special needs as:
A child has special educational needs if they have a learning problem or disability that make it more difficult for them to learn than most children their age. They may have problems with schoolwork, communication or behaviour.
‘Special educational needs’ is a legal definition and refers to children with learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children the same age.
There are four main areas of Special Educational Need:
cognition and learning
communication and interaction
social emotional mental health
physical and sensory
What is Mental Health?
Who Can I Contact?
Who can I contact? Where can I go for more information or support?
- School: SENDCO – Mrs Mason
- Your Doctor
- CHUMS – mental health and well being service for children: http://chums.uk.com/
- CAMHS- https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/children-and-young-people/service/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs-norfolk-121/
What is Autism
Amazing Things Happen
Local Offer Website
Norfolk Local Offer
Disability Access Plan
Send Report 2021
The Family Information Service (FIS) is a free dedicated service to support families with children aged 0-18 and 0-25 for those with additional needs. Please click here to go to their website Norfolk County Council – FIS