Swinnow Primary School is a fully inclusive school; we work in partnership with children, parents and other agencies to provide the best possible outcomes for all children. We have high expectations of all our children and put support in place at the earliest possible stage when required.
Supporting you and your child during school closure
I have created this section to enable me to share useful resources, documents and websites with you, specific to the Coronavirus. For all our children, especially those with additional needs, this is a challenging and confusing time. I will continue to signpost you to useful information and advice to support you and your child at this difficult time. If you need further support, please don't hesitate to contact me, using the email address below, adding my name to the subject bar. Take care and stay safe, I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Mrs Griffen, SENCo.
The following resources were created and contributed by one of our parents of a child with additional needs:
The local authority has set up a specific link on the “Local Offer” website that provides information and advice around SEND needs and the support available at the present time. Click below:
SEND Information Report and Policies
Mrs Griffen is our SENCo (special educational needs coordinator). If you would like to speak to her, please telephone the school office or e-mail email@example.com.
On Monday 2nd March 2020 a number of adults in school took part in a Makaton Taster Training Session led by the NHS Speech and Language Team. They thoroughly enjoyed learning a wide range of Makaton signs!
This half term, Year 5 have been taking part in Lego Club with Mrs Griffen, our school SENCo. Lego is an excellent resource to support children in developing their communication and interaction skills as well as their motor skills and problem-solving skills. Each week, the children worked as part of a group of three, to construct a Lego model by following a set of pictorial instructions. Each person within the group was assigned a role: supplier, engineer or builder and the team had to communicate effectively, listen to each other, support each other and persevere to achieve the end goal.
On the parent questionnaires, completed at our recent Parent's Evening, one parent suggested we promote deaf awareness - What a great idea! National Deaf Awareness Week is w/c 4th May 2020 - look out for work going on across school around this time.
Parent support group for children with additional and special needs - click here for details of November meetings
Dyslexia Awareness Week - 7th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
On Monday 7th October 2019 Mrs Griffen delivered a Dyslexia Awareness Assembly to Years 1 - 6 as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week. Thank you to all the children for their respectful listening and thoughtful contributions.
Autism Awareness Assembly - On Monday 25th March 2019 Mrs Griffen delivered an Autism Awareness Assembly to Years 1 - 6 ahead of World Autism Awareness Week (w/c 1/04/19). Thank you to those parents that attended and thank you to Vicky Clifton, our SEND Governor, who also attended.
Useful Contacts / Websites
Information and advice, for parents/carers, children, and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Click here to read their November 2019 Newsletter.
Click here to read their January 2020 Newsletter.
Leeds SENDIASS are delivering a series of new Drop In SEND Advice sessions for parents and carers and young people at venues across the city this spring.Click here for more details.
STARS are a team of autism specialists who offer advice and training for schools. They also offer drop-in sessions and workshops for parents at Leeds City Library. Click below to download the leaflet.
Leeds and District ABC Support Group is a regional resource for parents of children with an autistic spectrum condition. They aim to provide help, support and advice about services, facilities, education, care and welfare for parents and families of children displaying Autistic Spectrum Conditions including Asperger’s Syndrome in the local community of residents in Leeds and surrounding areas.
Click here to download the March 2020 Newsletter.
Advice, support and various services for disabled people and their families.
The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity - offers support with continence problems, potty training, bed-wetting, bowel problems etc.
Pudsey Cluster is a collaboration of support services that work in partnership with children, young people, families and other professionals.
Downloadable resources to help you support your child's speech and language development.