Primary Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator – Samantha Rock
Primary Assistant SENCo – Sally Jukes
Welcome to our Primary Special Educational Needs Page at Shenstone Lodge School. Here at Shenstone Lodge School we aim to offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as a clear focus on their social, emotional and Mental Health needs. Our values focus on Safe, Happy, Learning and this encompasses both our curriculum and Mental Health offer.
What we offer at Shenstone Lodge?
We have close links with Speech and Language Therapists (both Enhanced and NHS) that help with whole school language development, identifying processing difficulties, supporting speech impediments and delays and supporting children and families through the MAA pathway. Further to this, we also have close links with Child Education Psychologists both Private and from Sandwell Local Authority. As well as this, we have close links with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Complex Communications and Autism Team (CCAT).
Mental Health is a big priority for us at Shenstone and we ensure that all children are cared for, nurtured and have the appropriate support through accessing the following:
- Nurture Group (100-minute model)
- Drawing and Talking
- Murray Hall Counselling
- Sensory support
- Emotion Coaching
- 5-point scale
- Lego therapy
- Music Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Non-contact Boxing
- Mentoring through Aston Villa Football Club
- Sand Play Therapy
Annual Review Process
Every 12 months you will be invited into school for the review of your child’s Educational Health and Care Plan. The meeting will take place at Shenstone Lodge or via Teams with your child’s SENDCo/Assistant SENDCo and any external professionals working closely with your child.
The main aim of the Annual Review is to look at your child’s progress and see what progress they have made towards their short-term and long-term targets. It is also an opportunity to determine if the school/provision is still appropriate for your child.
At Shenstone Lodge, our annual reviews are very child centred, and are an important time for us to discuss your child’s progress and any concerns or worries you may have. During the meeting, we will also discuss your views and ensure these are reflected in your child’s plan.
The paperwork is completed by the SENDCo before being sent off to the Local Authority to either be amended or maintained.
Diagnosis and Traits of SEND
Supporting Emotional Regulation-5-point scale and Emotion Coaching
One of the ways in which we support our children is through the 5-point scale and Emotion Coaching. By us validating the children’s emotions and talking through an incident with them, and discussing how the event could look different next time, supports them through their emotional regulation. Each classroom has an enlarged 5-point scale for children to refer through throughout the day to discuss how they may be feeling at certain points of the day, and what action needs to be taken to support their emotional well-being.