At Kempshott Junior School we value all pupils as a part of the school community regardless of their abilities, needs or behaviour. We want all pupils to achieve their full potential within a broad and balance curriculum, to prepare for future life and to become life-long learners, becoming good citizens respecting and valuing those around them.
Kempshott Junior School practises effective inclusion within ‘full school life’ and believes that pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities should be treated equally and be integrated with peers.
We promote a whole school approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special needs, believing that early identification and intervention is paramount. Pupils are assessed at various times during their school life and those identified with having special educational needs are given extra support. At all times, working alongside parents is of priority. Where appropriate we work closely with outside agencies and other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child. Pupils with special educational needs are not only pupils with learning difficulties, but include pupils with physical difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, speech and language difficulties or medical conditions.
Communication is key to success – please contact your child’s class teacher, Mrs Sam Clifton (SENCO) or Miss Kerry Williams (ELSA/Inclusion) if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s needs. All staff are here and happy to help.
Speech & Language
Social, Emotional & Mental Health
Advice and support
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people. Support is given by providing timely confidential, impartial information, advice and support through our online resources, at events and workshops, via our helpline service and through individual casework.
Telephone: 0808 164 5504
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information for parents can often be hard to find or difficult to access. To help parents and carers family action have bought together some useful national information on key topics.
BBC Bitesize have a specific SEND section on their website, offering lots of advice and resources to support remote learning for young people.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382 - BBC bitesize parent toolkit
Special Educational Needs Jungle is a parent led website which creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.
Providing an insight on why children may behave the way they do