Special Educational Needs and Disability
At Burlington Junior School we are proud of our strong inclusive values and ethos. We endeavour to meet the needs of all learners be it academic, emotional, physical or behavioural.
All schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston follow 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.
When children are identified as requiring additional support, we are quick to act. If children have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made this is described as Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (“SEND”). Some children arrive at the school with a recognised SEND. In other cases we identify a child to have SEND if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Children with SEND will have needs and requirements that fall into at least one of the following four areas:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and/or physical
Achieving for Children website: www.afcinfo.org.uk
Send Local Officer for Kingston and Richmond - a website containing information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond. www.kr.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer
If you don't live in Kingston or Richmond, your home local authority will have a Local Offer on their council website.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Register
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person who has a special educational need* or disability** to register.
Everyone on the register will benefit from:
- Information about support, services, activities and events
- Information aimed at young people with disabilities
- Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
- The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services
Kingston Parent Carer Forum
Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers. Part of a national network we try to ensure by feeding in the experiences and needs of Kingston parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities, better, more relevant and responsive services will follow. As local SEND parents ourselves we bring a wealth of different experiences of helping our own children and young people through life.
Phone: 07930 212 743
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
The information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:
- Support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing for assessments and reviews
- Information and signposting to support services in your area
- Support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
- Support with and signposting to mediation
- Advice and support on benefits
These services offer advice to children and young people as well as parents and carers.
Phone: 020 3793 9596
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Caroline Case who is a qualified teacher. She can be contacted through the school office on telephone number (020) 8942 2687 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org