SEND What We Offer
All Kingston maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, in line with family preferences.
To view or download a copy of our SEND Local Offer please click on the link below.
To view or download a copy of our SEND Policy at Christ Church please click on the link below:
SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond
The SEND Local Offer for Kingston and Richmond is now part of a new Achieving for Children website www.afcinfo.org.uk
The Local Offer remains a distinct and prominent area of the new website and is clearly signposted from the home page. Although the old Local Offer website address has been redirected to the new site, in some instances access may not be guaranteed. We therefore request that all schools update their websites with the new address https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer
Please prioritise this change so that families can continue to have easy access to information and support and so that all schools are displaying correct links in preparation for a SEND Ofsted Local Area inspection.
PDF’s of two AfC info leaflets are available below. These can be printed off for display and also added to websites for download.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). The type and range of support offered includes:
· Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
· Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
· Personalisation of personal budgets
· Information on the local authority's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
· Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
· Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
· Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal
Please click on the link below for further information about SENDIASS:
The Golden Binder and the Golden Booklet
In response to many queries about Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and other aspects of the SEND reforms, SEND Family Voices worked with Achieving for Children (AfC), health, social care services and schools to publish detailed guidance, nicknamed 'The Golden Binder'.
The Golden Binder provides detailed, accurate and consistent information to families, AfC and other professionals. The entire Golden Binder and its contents can be found on AfC’s Local Offer website.
To view and download the Golden Booklet please click on the link below which provides an overview of the guidance, based on the key chapters of the Golden Binder:
More information about SEND Family Voices can be found at:
ASD And Asperger Syndrome Parent Support Group
Richmond Dyslexia Association Coffee Morning
ASD and Asperger Syndrome Parent Support Group
The Numbers and Words Club
For many young people the school day can seem full of challenges that they feel unable to tackle and learning can become something to endure rather than enjoy. This can be particularly true in Maths and English where many can quickly come to believe that because they are currently finding learning difficult they are simply not very good at it. As two highly experienced teachers, who have worked for many years in a variety of mainstream and special schools, we have seen how this has a huge impact on young people’s resilience and on their belief in themselves as capable learners. Our Numbers and Words Club offers the opportunity for young people to work collaboratively to develop these essential skills. By working together in small groups we will identify starting points and the reasons why learning may seem to be stuck. The weekly sessions will support the development of problem solving and communication skills and the ability to cope with challenges as we search for answers and learn together. Our work has confirmed our belief in the idea of the capable child ‘who delights in taking responsibility for his or her own learning’ and has consistently shown us the benefits of working in small groups.
The Numbers and Words Club for 7 – 10 year olds will take place:
· at the Express offices in Tolworth
· Mondays 3.30pm – 4.15pmminimum group size 4, maximum group size 8
· £10 per session payable in advance directly to the tutors on a half termly basis
If you are interested in this service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with autistic students: language and communication
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Managing Anger Seminar: Supporting families to manage anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns For parents of children aged up to 16
Seminar date: Thursday 1st February 2018
Start and finish times: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Venue name: Grand Avenue Primary School
Venue address: Grand Avenue
Surrey, KT5 9HU
About the seminar
‘Managing Anger’ is one of the Autism Seminars for Families which provides information and advice to parents and carers of children and young people with autism.
The seminar will help families to:
> discuss why children with autism often have challenges with distressed behaviour and anger
> identify a low arousal approach for support through stressful situations
> explore the cycle of anger and possible support strategies
> examine strategies for managing feelings.
Families can book up to two places on a ‘Managing Anger’ seminar for £10 each, which includes a full resource pack of useful information, advice and support guidelines. Payment can be made in advance or on the day by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School. This seminar is delivered by a seminar facilitator using materials they have bought from The National Autistic Society.
Book a place
Please complete and return the attached application form or contact the Seminar Facilitator below for more information.
Name: Jane Pidduck
Email: email@example.com Telephone: 020 8399 5344
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