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St Laurence's

C of E Primary School

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Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SENDIASS are offering free 'virtual' coffee mornings for any parents of children with SEN needs. It will be a chance to meet other parents in a similar situation and share with others in a friendly, non-judgemental environment

Emotion Coaching is an approach we use in school to help children manage and regulate their emotions. Your child doesn't need to be on the SEN register for you to join this session, but it will give explanations for some behaviours you might see from your child and possible ways to support them

Please see attached information from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT). They have developed a 24 hour 7 day a week telephone Advice Helpline run by qualified mental health clinicians to be there for you to contact should you need any support during the difficult times we are facing due to the Covid 19 situation.

We believe that every child at our Academy is unique and special, so we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children. For academically more able children this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, the academy follows the Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support. The key principles of the code of practice are:

  • The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making

    · The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to support

    · Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support

    · Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support

  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEN


Local Authorities are required to publish information on all of the provision that they expect to be available across available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  This information is available on the local authority websites here:

Coventry’s SEND local offer:


This NHS ran page provides information on the different SEN conditions. There are also links to other relevant and useful pages:


The academies SEND offer and SEND policies are available on our policies page here.



Glossary of Terms


ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
BESD - Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties
CAF - Common Assessment Framework

CIASS - Communication and Interaction Support Service(including Autism)
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
COP – Code of Practice
CP – Child Protection
EAL - English as an Additional Language
EHCP – Educational Health and Care Plan

EP – Educational Psychologist

FSM - Free School Meals
G&T – Gifted and Talented

IEP – individual Education Plan
IPMHS – Integrated Primary Mental Health Service
KS – Key Stage
LA – Local Authority
LAWSS – Learning and Well Bing Support Service
LAC – Looked After Child
MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC – National Curriculum
OT – Occupational Therapist
RSA – Request for Statutory Assessment
SaLT – Speech and Language Therapy
SLCN – Speech Language and Communication Needs

SEN – Special Educational Needs
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
VI – Visual Impairment


Support for children not able to attend school


Dear Parents…


I hope you are all safe and well. I have put together a list of websites and resources that may be of use to you and your child if they are not able to attend school for a period of time. 


I have divided the list into groups to enable you to find the most relevant ones. 


If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the school office and they can arrange for me to call you.


Thinking of you all and will hopefully see you all back at school soon,


Mrs Parker-Smith


Purple Mash

Purple Mash remains the primary site for remote learning if a child is not able to attend school, your child's class teacher will set tasks for your child to complete while they are at home.


Department for Education


The following recources have been suggested by the Departnent for Education specifically for Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

This initial list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity and is based on the recommendations of:

  • trusted organisations
  • charities
  • multi-academy trusts
  • special education headteachers

We encourage parents, teachers and schools to explore beyond this list to identify what support is best for their children and pupils with SEND.

SEND: apps and games

(Apps must be downloaded onto a compatible device)

Brain Parade


Description: a visual instruction app, including flash cards and picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs.



Description: a collection of games and resources designed for a range of educational needs and stages. It includes provision for school closure.

Sensory App House Ltd


Description: a range of apps are available for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All are interactive and many do not require significant coordination abilities.



Description: an all-in-one app created to support people with communication and learning difficulties. For verbal and non-verbal learners.


The Department for Education also has a list of resources to help with Primary aged children’s mental health and wellbeing., which may be of use to some families during this difficult time/


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

British Psychological Society (BPS)


Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Commissioner


Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.




Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network


Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.


Speech and Language Support

These may be useful if your child is currently supported by the NHS Speech and Language service, or by Pepper Therapy


Coventry NHS Speech and Language Therapy

Lots of free speech and language resources to use at home


Worcestershire NHS Speech and Language Therapy

A further bank of accessible and free resources  

This is a webpage full of resources for practising sound awareness skills and speech sounds at home

A list of various speech and language activities and some links to other websites.


Phonics play

Currently, they are offering free access for parents and teachers. The login details are given on the home page which then allows you to access different phonics games.





School Information Report 2020