At Hempland Primary School we want all children to achieve their full potential both academically and socially. We take into account the individual needs of every child and use a wide range of strategies so that their learning journey through school is successful and enjoyable. We aim to ensure that everyone is included and firmly believe that all children are entitled to a mainstream education wherever possible. More information about how we identify and meet Special Educational Needs can be found in our SEND Report and Policy.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Cheryl Whaley. She has been in the role since 2012 and gained The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) in 2015 through Bath Spa University.
Mrs Whaley also leads the Well Being Team within school alongside Mrs Helen Andrews (Pastoral Lead). Working with Nicky Freeborn (NHS Wellbeing Worker) and a team of Pastoral Support Teaching Assistants, we are able to provide additional help for children who experience emotional difficulties.
We work with many outside agencies to ensure that Special Educational Needs are being met. These include: Educational Psychologists, the Specialist Teaching Team (Autism, Teacher of the Deaf, Physical Needs), Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Governor is Kate Rhodes.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Documents and Links
York’s Local Offer for SEND www.yor-ok.org.uk/localoffer
York Parent Carer Forum www.ypcf.org.uk
York Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) www.york.gov.uk/SENDIASS
Live Well York www.livewellyork.co.uk