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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Mrs L. McCallion – Deputy Headteacher / SENDCO

At Thatto Heath Community Primary School pupils who require extra support or intervention, in addition to quality first teaching, in order to make progress towards their individual targets are identified as having Special Educational Needs.

Some pupils may require a short term intervention in one or more identified areas. Others may have a long term difficulty or more complex needs that require on-going additional support. Some needs may have already been identified before a pupil attends the school, however for some pupils their SEN may become apparent later on as they move through the school.

 

While we are a mainstream school we have a number of pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs including Autism, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, Sensory Impairments and Specific Learning Difficulties.

You may view, download or print the SEND and Accessibility information documents below:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report
Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
Accessibility Policy
Accessibility Plan - Access Audit
Jargon Buster for parents

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia Key Facts for Parents

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia affects fine and gross motor co-ordination and can cause problems for young people in planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations.

There is a new book written by Emma Austin-Jones, The Lilac Story is a fairy tale featuring a group of characters who have varying degrees of Dyspraxia. It is a story of inclusion, friendship and kindness and how it is OK to be grumpy sometimes. For more information visit www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/

Dyslexia

Choosing books that will engage and captivate children who struggle with reading is often challenging.

Try the free guide from Barrington Stoke and Dyslexia Action – “Dive in; A guide to choosing children’s books for reluctant readers and readers with dyslexia” lists 40 titles divided into age range categories.

Understanding Dyslexia

ADHD

What is ADHD?
What's it like to have ADHD?

Autism

Can I tell you about Autism
Information for Parents and Carers of children with Autism

Inclusion Quality Mark Report

Thatto Heath Community Primary School has become the first school in St. Helens to achieve Centre of Excellence status.

You may view, download or print the report below:

Inclusion Quality Mark Report

Thatto Heath Community Primary School

Hobart Street
Thatto Heath
St. Helens
Merseyside
WA9 5QX
 
Headteacher: Mrs. Catherine Ireland
Main Contact: Mrs. Lisa Coates
SENDCO: Mrs. Louise McCallion
 
T: 01744 678710
E: thattoheath@sthelens.org.uk

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