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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

At Tollerton Primary School we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity. One of our school’s core values is Equality and this extends to all pupils, whatever their needs. The inclusion of pupils identified as having special educational needs and disability (SEND) in our school community is integral to the diversity and richness of our school.

We seek to support all our families and pupils. Our SENCo, Mrs Lucy Westgate, offers support for families and pupils with many issues. If you have any questions or need any help at all, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Westgate, she will be happy to help with any issues, big or small.


The following documents and links should help you understand what we do at Tollerton Primary School to support pupils with SEN, and provide you with places to go for further information:

SEN Local Offer: A full and in depth explanation of the main areas of SEN, how we support pupils and the answers to many questions that parents/carers may ask.


Nottinghamshire County Council Council SEN Information: You will be able to find full information here about all aspects of SEN and what support is available in Nottinghamshire for pupils and families.


SEN Local Offer: Nottinghamshire’s SEND Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families across education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors.


We recommend the following websites to help parents who wish to research information and advice independently: – A government guide to support parents of pupils with SEND – A link to the National Autistic Society and Autism Trust. This site provides support for families who have a child with ASD or ASD traits. Autism East Midlands provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire. They can support with training for parents, assessment of a child’s needs, specialist provision etc. ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provide support and resources for parents who have a pupil with ADHD or ADD. They also have details of local support groups. Provide support, assessments and tuition through national learning centres. The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity that supports to inform and help parents who have children with Dyspraxia. Formerly the National Blind Children’s society offering support for the family and child. The National Deaf Children’s Society can support parents with information and advice, resources, a helpline, making connections with other deaf parents and children, attending local events etc. Parenting advice on sleep, tantrums, using a naughty step, health eating, potty training, using reward charts etc. Link to a leaflet about the Children’s Development Centre at City Hospital. The CDC is a treatment centre which provide specialist professional support for many areas of need including: short breaks, day care, drop in sessions for ASD and Down Syndrome, access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community nurses, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, CAMHS, dieticians, post adoption team etc. Support with Downs Syndrome Support with Downs Syndrome A charity helping to improve the lives of disabled children, young people and their families. Nottinghamshire website for Parent Partnership Service – Ask Us. Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services for Nottinghamshire. Support for families in Nottinghamshire with bereavement, loss through separation and divorce and play therapy.

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