We have many strategies in place to support the prevention of bullying of pupils with SEND; children are taught and demonstrate a good understanding of SEND through circle times, assemblies, PSCHE lessons and Restorative Practices. They show a real passion for inclusion driven by the school ethos and are very nurturing of one another.
Within school we have a Parent Support Advisor/Thrive Practitoner, Mrs Jodie Morris. Mrs Morris provides support for improving the emotional and social development of all children. Children and their families benefit from the pastoral support provided by Mrs Morris on a daily basis; their views are listened to and measures are put in place to ensure they remain happy and healthy young people throughout their school lives. Mrs Morris will regularly communicate with and support our families.
Teacher's educate all children within school on the effects of bullying. We benefit from a developing play team and the support of OPAL which makes play experiences more pleasurable for children and further supports the prevention of bullying. All staff are trained in Restorative Practice, which is very much the ethos of the school. Restorative questioning is used to efficiently and effectively tackle issues within school.
As a school we may need specialist support for your child. If we feel that the involvement of another agency would be beneficial to help with your child’s needs you will be informed and asked to give your consent. Within school we can make referrals to the Selby SEN hub whom provide support and intervention by working directly with children with additional needs. We can also make referrals to Speech and Language Therapy, Children’s Social Care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMH’s), Educational Psychologist and SEND information, advice and support service (SENDIASS).
We work in close partnership with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, healthy child team, healthy choices, hearing and vision teams.
If you require further support and guidance a SENDIASS Co-ordinator can be contacted through North Yorkshire’s education offices on 01609 536923. The SENDIASS Coordinators can offer impartial information, advice and support for children/young people with SEND as well as their parent/carer; this could include making a home visit to listen to any concerns you may have, or attending meetings with you. They may also be able to put you in touch with other organisations or parent support groups.