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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Welcome to Torkington's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Area, please explore the provisions that we have to offer.
Hello my name is Mrs Pietrzak and I am the SENCo. at Torkington Primary School. At Torkington, we are committed to high achievement for all, supporting pupils and families in ensuring the very best of opportunities are available to them. We firmly believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers. As an inclusive community, we are deeply committed to removing the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils, or groups of pupils. Inspired by our Growth Mindset visions and values, equality of opportunity is a reality for all our children within school and our dedicated team work relentlessly to ensure that all children have the right to a fulfilling learning experience, regardless of need. Our up to date Accessibility Plan and Information describes how we strive to achieve this.
Our SEN School Information Report aims to describe how we provide support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Click on any of the links below to view our school’s specific provision across a wide range of additional needs.
Children access targeted provision in the form of clubs at various times of the day; these include play leaders at lunch time, forest schools and drama club. These are primarily designed with individual children’s needs in mind e.g. the development of social skills, with the ultimate goal of preparing the children with purposeful skills for life.
Guidance and Support: Children’s Mental Health
- www.childline.org.uk/kids is a great website for children to access support, advice and activities to support good mental health.
- If you are worried about your child’s mental health, please speak to a member of staff at school immediately. Here is some additional information for parents from the charity Place2Be.
Further SEN information and guidance for parents can be found on the following websites:
- www.driveforliteracy.co.uk/parents This page gives specific information for parents on Dyslexia
- Stockport Local Authority’s New SEN page and Local Offer https://stockport.fsd.org.uk/kb5/stockport/fsd/localoffer.page
- SEND Information, Advice & Support Service (IASS) offers free, confidential, impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special and additional educational needs via telephone or face-to-face meetings https://cyp.iassnetwork.org.uk/service/iass-stockport/
- Check out the fab ideas on:https://senresourcesblog.com/
- Have a try:https://www.british-sign.co.uk/print-a-word-in-fingerspelling/
- New this week! A therapeutic story and activities, illustrated by children all about the first day back at school.
In addition, click on either of the links below for direct access to the Department for Education revised documentation on Special Educational Needs and also on the link to an SEN newsletter.
Parents of children with SEND at Torkington will are going to be invited to complete a survey about SEND leadership and provision.
Follow this link for the Stockport LA SEND offer
To enhance our SEND provision, we have joined Stockport Entitlement Framework to improve how we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and help parents to understand how the needs of their children should be met.
Through this, Stockport Co-production Charter & their Outcomes Framework we can build any areas for development and support our SEND work.