Special Educational Needs
At Wood End, we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our school community is valued and respected. We have high expectations of all our children. We promote high standards in learning, behaviour and attitude, encouraging every child to reach their full potential, academically and socially. Our SENDCo Mrs S Millar is contactable via the school office.
If you have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability, or you are concerned that your child may have special education needs, the above website offers lots of information about services and support networks that are available to you. It also gives information about local events and things you can do with your child.
September and October 2021 - SEND Strategy for Hertfordshire
Throughout the months of September and October, several events are being held throughout the county to mark the launch of the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy for Hertfordshire. The 'SEND is Everybody’s Business' events are an opportunity for professionals, parents and carers to hear about the refreshed SEND Strategy, and find out about services and organisations in their area that offer support to families with SEND, with “market place stalls” at each of the events. There will be a wide range of organisations and people to speak to from across education, health and social care.
For more information, please visit: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/feedback/local-offer-blog/send-strategy-launch-events.aspx
Information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in St Albans and Harpenden.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S THERAPIES ADVICE LINE:
The Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy information and advice.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE PHONE NUMBER:
The Educational Psychology service has organised a 'Contact Line' that parents and professionals in Hertfordshire can call if they have a concern about a child, or would like to find out more information about the service.
'HEALTH FOR KIDS' WEBSITE:
A website for parents. carers and children. It gives information about services and advice for physical and mental health. There is also a 'kid's site' with games to play linked to various aspects of their health.
'HEALTHY YOUNG MINDS IN HERTS' WEBSITE:
A great website for parents, children and professionals to learn more about children's mental health and the services and help available..
A free and confidential service for parents/carers of children who attend the partnership schools. They will support you and your family with any concerns you may be facing with your child at home or school, however large or small the problem. They can offer anything from one conversation to a longer period of support. They also run various courses and workshops on a variety of topics.