Special Educational Needs & Disability
All staff at Huish Episcopi Primary School are committed to providing the best learning opportunities for all children.
We are an inclusive school, working together with parents/carers and a wide range of outside agencies and professionals. This enables us to provide individualised provision to best meet any additional educational, social and emotional needs for our pupils.
Who do I see if I am worried?
- Your child’s Class Teacher is your first point of contact. You can arrange to speak to the Class Teacher after school, usually by appointment.
- You can also arrange to speak to the school’s SENCO, Mrs Claire Monk —please call the School Office on 01458 250673 or email office@HEPS.ppat365.org.
- An appointment with the Headteacher can also be made through the School Office.
Who might work with my child?
Huish Episcopi Primary School has an excellent team of teachers and support staff that have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
It may be necessary to involve outside professionals to support the school in planning an appropriate for provision for your child. You will be included in the process of referring to these services. These could include:
- Learning Support Advisory Teachers
- Physical Impairment and Medical Support
- Hearing Impairment Advisory Teachers
- Visual Impairment Advisory Teachers
- Educational Psychologist
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Advisory Teachers
- Autism and Communication Advisors
- Integrated Therapy Services which include Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
- School Nurse Team
- CAMHS (Children and Adults Mental Health Services)
- Children’s Social Care
For more information, you can download the following documents which detail our approach, plans and policies for catering to special educational needs.
Somerset’s SEND Local Offer
Somerset has a dedicated website to help find information on the services available to children and young people up to 25 years with special educational needs (SEND) and how to access them. Please see the following link for more details: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/children-families-and-education/the-local-offer/
You are able to access parental support from Victoria Gould our PFSA (Parent Family Support Advisor). Please speak to Mrs Doughty Davis or Mrs Monk about referrals . Victoria also holds drop-in sessions in school throughout the year – dates of these sessions are detailed on the school newsletter.
Somerset SENDIAS provides information, advice and support about special educational needs and disability (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people (up to the age of 25). The service is free, confidential and impartial. Please see the following link for more details: https://somersetsend.org.uk/
Contact details for SENDIAS
Phone: 01823 355578 (voicemail available 24/7)