Inclusion

Cowley St Laurence School has a highly inclusive ethos. We firmly believe that all children can achieve and are committed to delivering outstanding provision. Inspired by our faith and together with our parents, church and community, we aim for each pupil to reach their full potential. At Cowley St Laurence we firmly believe that all children can achieve and we carefully track each child’s individual progress, tailoring support plans to their needs. A strong pastoral structure underpins the curriculum allowing pupils access to Learning Mentors and Key Workers, to ensure that barriers to learning are broken down.

Our Inclusion Team consists of:

  • Mrs. Coady (Deputy Head of School/Inclusion Manager/Designated Safeguarding Lead)

  • Mrs. Small (SENDCO)

  • Mrs. Cripps (Learning Mentor)

  • Mrs. Wright (Learning Mentor)

  • Mrs. Woods (Welfare Officer)

  • Mrs. Smith (Family Support Worker)

For further information please see our:

Our SEND information 

Our SEND policy 

Our admissions policy, which explains in more detail the admission of pupils with disabilities can be found here.

Our accessibility plan can be found here. This details:

  • The steps we take to prevent pupils with disabilities from being treated less favourably than other pupils
  • The facilities we provide to help pupils with disabilities to access the school

please click  here.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Useful Information and Links for Parents and carers

 

Please find links below to websites and useful information in relation to inclusion and supporting families at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. These links include Therapy Services, SENDIASS, Local authority information/websites, keeping children safe online and other useful websites.

 

Please also note that the school office is also open weekdays between 9am and 3.15pm if you need to speak to someone or require additional support and advice. 

 

Children Integrated Therapy Services

This website provides access to information about Local Authority therapy services.

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/children-integrated-therapy-service

 

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy support and information is available from the NHS through the following two websites:

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/hillingdon-plays

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/hillingdon-plays/useful-advice-sheets-and-websites-parents-and-professionals

 

Follow the link to find daily videos of fine motor activities with Kim Griffin.

https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/

 

Follow the link to OT activity Ideas is a search engine that helps you to find paediatric occupational therapy ideas by skills to promote using common household materials.

https://otplan.com/activities/

 

Physiotherapy

Parents and carers can find advice and contact details about the Physiotherapy service available from the NHS but visiting the following website:

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/hillingdon-moves

 

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Support for speech and language is available from the NHS through their website and Facebook pages. These pages they provide useful information, advice and activities to complete at home. Please use the links below.

NHS SALT website:

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/community-services/hillingdon-talks

Facebook;

Hillingdon Talks

Speech Link

Speech and Language support, advice and information is also available on the Speech Link website:

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

 

Please see below for some useful documents from Speech link about activities you can use at home to help develop language during activities such as bath time, mealtime and housework. These activities provide children with a great opportunity to develop life skills. (Files attached in Email)

The Owl Centre – This is a private company who have provided Speech and Language Therapy Services to the school. More information is available on their website about the services and advice they can offer. office@owltherapycentre.co.uk, Tel: 01242 571883

 

Supporting Children with SEND

 

Hillingdon Local Offer

The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. It allows families to see what they can expect from a range of local agencies and how to access them.

https://hillingdon.gov.uk/send

 

SENDIASS

Hillingdon SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial support service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years where the child or young person may have special educational needs.

https://www.hillingdonsendiass.co.uk/

 

Special Needs Jungle

Follow the link to find a comprehensive list of activities and ideas for distance learning.

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SEND-111-Coronavirus-distance-learning-resources-F.pdf

 

SEND Assist

Follow the link to a comprehensive list of resources to reduce anxieties and associated behaviours and support learning. There is supported reading and games for children to access.

http://www.senassist.com/resources.html

 

BBC Bitesize

Follow the link for a parent’s toolkit for SEND

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

 

Helping children understand the Coronavirus and why they can’t come to school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w – Social story about social distancing.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlOGKpMNs4 -  Playmobil video about Coronavirus.

 

Keeping Children Safe Online

Resources to support parents and carers to keep children safe online:

·       Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

·       Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

·       Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

·       Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

·       London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

·       Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

·       Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

·       UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

(From gov.uk)

 

Support for pupils and families – mental health and wellbeing

https://app.smilinmind.com/au

www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://youngminds.org/

https://riseabove.org.uk/topic/my-mind/

https://www.kooth.com/

www.mymind.org.uk

 www.camhs-resources.co.uk

www.greatmindstogether.co.uk  Offers virtual support

https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/  Managing children’s emotions during lockdown   https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-health-development/child-mental-health

www.bbc.com/ownit  Available online and also has a wellbeing app that children can use.

Bereavement support

Winston’s Wish: www.winstonswish.org Tel: 08088020021

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/what-you-can-do/for-young-people.aspx

https://theyarethefuture.co.uk/coronavirus-loss-grief  Loss and grief in childrenand teenagers (not

bereavement losses) & worry and anxiety

Behaviour Support

StarLine www.starline.org.uk launched recently and offers tips and resources for home learning alongside support with behavior. 03303139162

 

Other Useful Links

PlayHooray

Follow the link for daily videos about play activities with PlayHooray. They provide ideas and information play activities and tasks for younger children. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtj7vv0GJ6DjUJYcMYQg1bw

Maths Factor

Follow the link to the MathsFactor website created by Carol Voderman to support children with maths. This is free for parents during lockdown.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/schools/

Eden Academy

Follow the link to therapy videos including art, physical therapy support and speech and language support.

http://www.theedenacademy.co.uk/parent-forum

Chatterpack

Follow the link for free speech and language, OT and many other SEND resources.

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-free-speech-language-communication-and-send-resources-for-schools-and-parent-carers

Driver Youth Trust for literacy

https://www.driveryouthtrust.com/at-home-activities/

Follow the link for reading, writing and drawing activities that are designed to extend learning and growth beyond the classroom.

ASDAN

Follow the link for access to resources which can be used to support home learning.

https://www.asdan.org.uk/resources/free-resources