Special Educational Needs & Disability and Inclusion
Our Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Coordinator Mrs Faye Dodds-Aston. Our Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disability is Mrs Johanna Senior. To speak to either of them or to make an appointment, please telephone 01439 788357 or email email@example.com.
Inclusion at St Hilda's
We celebrate every child's individual strengths, we know no two learners are alike. We provide an enriching curriculum full of opportunities for children with different skills, interests and talents which enable our children to thrive and experience success. We recognise that all our children have different strengths and face their own challenges. We actively encourage children to be resilient and persevere when faced with challenges by providing children with the tools and skills they need to succeed. We highlight our differences and celebrate them during our daily collective worship and also in our classes, remembering our school values, respect, responsibility, friendship and perseverance. We provide children with a secure and caring environment, and do everything we possibly can to help them to flourish as a unique individual.
Across North Yorkshire, a range of specialist support and provision services such as educational psychologists and Early Years advisory teachers work in partnership with schools and other settings to promote inclusion, achievement and to secure better outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
We know that sometimes children benefit from work with specialist services. This means a professional outside the school may visit and work with, support and advise staff, in order to ensure that every child’s needs are met. The specialist professional will make recommendations and advise on appropriate strategies and progress targets, which may include some individual support; changing some aspects of teaching; a group run by school staff under the guidance of the external professional; group or individual work with the external professional.
By working with the Inclusive Education Service, we have access to Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), Educational Psychologists (EP), Occupational Therapy (OT), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
Support you can access as a family:
The Local Offer:
North Yorkshire Local Authority has published its Local Offer for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. This includes information about services across health and social care as well as private, voluntary and community sectors. This can be found at:
SENDIASS North Yorkshire is a service for parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves. It is impartial, which means it is not bias and gives confidential information, advice and support that is arms length to the Local Authority.
SENDIASS also provide a range of leaflets which explain some of the processes you may become involved with
Ryedale Special Families
This is a support group for families of pupils with SEND and they state their objectives as...'The relief of children, young people and young adults with disabilities, additional needs and illness, their families and/or carers, in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, in particular, but not exclusively by the provision of information, advice and support service.'