At Tanfield Lea Community Primary School we believe it is important to develop the whole child not just their academic ability.
We believe that children are entitled to:
- be involved in the planning of their own health care needs whenever possible
- establish a routine individually related to their needs and age
We believe that parents are entitled to:
- be consulted about their child’s personal care, to ensure that it is sensitive to the family’s culture and reflects their child’s needs
- the reassurance that children will, whenever possible, receive personal care from the staff that know him/her best
To support this we:
- Ensure children are provided with an Educational Support Plan where needed
- Ensure staff and visitors are DBS checked and fully trained in all aspects of their role
- Have a range of after school activities which promote healthy lifestyles
- We work closely with other professionals, the school nurse, outside agencies and parents/carers to support all health and medical needs within the school
- We are able to meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns within a confidential and supportive environment
- We ensure staff receive up to date training and we seek advice from the relevant professionals to meet a family’s needs
- We have two members of staff who are fully trained paediatric first aiders
- We can arrange for school nurse involvement
- We can produce Care Plans for those children who have complex additional needs
Social and Emotional Support
- We place great importance on promoting and supporting a child’s positive social and emotional well-being.
- We encourage children, parents and carers to communicate with key members of staff . We are flexible in our approach to this and communication is tailored to meet individual need. Approaches include home/school diaries, face to face contact and e mail.
- We can offer additional support in school through our parent support advisor, counsellor and members of staff who are trained to deliver ‘listening matters’ sessions.
- We use CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) alongside the support we can provide where necessary.
- Our school Buddies are available to provide support for our younger children during play times, ensuring everyone has someone to play with.
- Members of the transition team liaise closely with us throughout the year, particularly during the Summer Term.
- We hold regular parents evenings.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.