Introduction to SEND at Cambois
At Cambois we believe that in order to effectively support children who may have additional needs it is vital to have early identification / assessment and high quality provision.
Mrs Allan is our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO) - if parents have any concerns about Special Educational Needs they are encouraged to contact her.
Ross Greene (Clinical Psychologist specialising in challenging behaviour) has a website with a number of resources and videos on this topic. He’s also written several books, most notably ‘The Explosive Child’, and ‘Raising Human Beings’ for families, and ‘Lost at School’ and ‘Lost and Found’ for educational professionals.
Working memory difficulties information and advice The Impact of Working Memory Difficulties on Learning (melbournechildpsychology.com.au)
- have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools
A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if they fall within the definitions above or would do if special educational provision was not made for them.
Children with special educational needs or disabilities may need extra help or support, or special provision made for them to allow them to have the same opportunities as others of the same age. If a child or young person has special educational needs or disabilities their needs will fall into one or more of the following four areas:
1. Communication and interaction
2. Cognition and learning
3. Emotional, social and mental health
4. Physical and/or sensory
"Cambois Primary School supports the whole family, not just the child with additional needs."