Send Information Hub

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SENCO: Mrs Gemma Read

Welcome to Warren Road’s SEND Information Hub

The SEND Information Report and Accessibility Plan are currently under review following the SEND Parent’s Information Evening on 7.10.21. The current plan can be accessed below, please send any feedback on the plan to send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk before 1.11.21- after which an updated plan for 2021-22 will be published here.

The presentation from the SEND Information evening can also be found below. If you have any feedback on the school’s SEND priorities for the year, please email these to the address above.

Please find below our SEND Information report for this current academic year.

We would really appreciate your feedback.

To find out more about SEND support in the local authority, please see the Local Offer website for more information on services, processes and opportunities:

If you have any questions or concerns, please email send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk

Below are Some Useful Website Links and Documents

Talking point progress checker- this can be used to identify areas of strength and challenge in children’s speech and language development
http://eldp.talkingpoint.org.uk/progress-checker

Information from Bromley Speech and Language service
https://www.bromleyhealthcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Childrens-Speech-and-Language-Therapy-BHCCYPS092019.pdf

Caspa
https://caspabromley.org.uk/

Bromley Mencap
https://www.bromleymencap.org.uk/

What is autism?
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

Information about autism diagnosis
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children.aspx

Autism and family life
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life.aspx

Visual support
https://www.autism.org.uk/visualsupports

Social stories and comic strip conversations
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/social-stories-comic-strips.aspx

Makaton signing
https://www.makaton.org/

Cognition and learning is an area of need outlined in the SEN Code of Practice. Cognition refers to the thinking skills and thought processes that a child/young person has acquired through their prior experience. Learning needs are on a continuum and can vary across subjects and situations. Children with learning needs may learn at a slower pace than their peers despite appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties can be general or specific and related to one or more areas of the curriculum. Difficulties may be short-term in one or more areas or severe and long term.

Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Here are some videos we have produced to support parents who have concerns that their child may be dyslexic.

  1. What is dyslexia?
  2. How do we spot dyslexia and how can it be assessed and diagnosed?

These are some of the questionnaires you can look at, which describe some of the aspects of a child’s presentation that we would be looking for:

Is my child dyslexic? – British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

3. What can we do to support dyslexic pupils

In addition, here are some more videos which can give more information about dyslexia and the experiences of dyslexic pupils.

We realise that for our dyslexic pupils, their self-esteem and resilience can be massively impacted. This video talks about this.

Free Webinar Understanding stress and anxiety within dyslexic children and building resilience – YouTube

These websites contain a wealth of information about dyslexia for you to gain further understanding;

Hello! | Dyslexia Unwrapped by Dyslexia Scotland

British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

Driver Youth Trust: Supporting teachers & learners with literacy difficulties

The following links provide advice to parents about supporting the development of phonological awareness, memory, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting.

Top Tips on Reading, Handwriting, Spelling, Memory and Organisation | Parent Champions

Practical but fun strategies for supporting the learning of Spelling and Times tables – YouTube

A multi-sensory approach to reading (readandspell.com)

Phonics Instruction: the Value of a Multi-sensory Approach | Reading Rockets

For pupils with dyslexia, alternative methods of recording can be very important as they move through the school. Typing is a really useful skill for children to develop. We use some of these resources;

Dance Mat Typing – BBC Bitesize

Learn to Type | Free Typing Tutor – Typing.com

Some children experience difficulties with their vision in relation to their specific learning difficulty. This website gives further information about this.

​Visual difficulties – British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

If you have ongoing concerns about your child, please contact us at school via you class teacher or directly on send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk

We also recommend contacting the Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham who run many interesting courses and information evenings for parents

DABBGL – Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham (dyslexiawise.co.uk)

If you wish to pursue a private dyslexia diagnosis for your child, this website lists local assessors- please contact Mrs. Read for further information.

Patoss Tutor Index (patoss-dyslexia.org)

Useful Links, Latest News and Opportunities
Speech Language and Communication Needs

Talking point progress checker- this can be used to identify areas of strength and challenge in children’s speech and language development
http://eldp.talkingpoint.org.uk/progress-checker

Information from Bromley Speech and Language service
https://www.bromleyhealthcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Childrens-Speech-and-Language-Therapy-BHCCYPS092019.pdf

Caspa
https://caspabromley.org.uk/

Bromley Mencap
https://www.bromleymencap.org.uk/

What is autism?
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

Information about autism diagnosis
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children.aspx

Autism and family life
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life.aspx

Visual support
https://www.autism.org.uk/visualsupports

Social stories and comic strip conversations
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/social-stories-comic-strips.aspx

Makaton signing
https://www.makaton.org/

Cognition and Learning

Cognition and learning is an area of need outlined in the SEN Code of Practice. Cognition refers to the thinking skills and thought processes that a child/young person has acquired through their prior experience. Learning needs are on a continuum and can vary across subjects and situations. Children with learning needs may learn at a slower pace than their peers despite appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties can be general or specific and related to one or more areas of the curriculum. Difficulties may be short-term in one or more areas or severe and long term.

Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Here are some videos we have produced to support parents who have concerns that their child may be dyslexic.

  1. What is dyslexia?
  2. How do we spot dyslexia and how can it be assessed and diagnosed?

These are some of the questionnaires you can look at, which describe some of the aspects of a child’s presentation that we would be looking for:

Is my child dyslexic? – British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

3. What can we do to support dyslexic pupils

In addition, here are some more videos which can give more information about dyslexia and the experiences of dyslexic pupils.

We realise that for our dyslexic pupils, their self-esteem and resilience can be massively impacted. This video talks about this.

Free Webinar Understanding stress and anxiety within dyslexic children and building resilience – YouTube

These websites contain a wealth of information about dyslexia for you to gain further understanding;

Hello! | Dyslexia Unwrapped by Dyslexia Scotland

British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

Driver Youth Trust: Supporting teachers & learners with literacy difficulties

The following links provide advice to parents about supporting the development of phonological awareness, memory, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting.

Top Tips on Reading, Handwriting, Spelling, Memory and Organisation | Parent Champions

Practical but fun strategies for supporting the learning of Spelling and Times tables – YouTube

A multi-sensory approach to reading (readandspell.com)

Phonics Instruction: the Value of a Multi-sensory Approach | Reading Rockets

For pupils with dyslexia, alternative methods of recording can be very important as they move through the school. Typing is a really useful skill for children to develop. We use some of these resources;

Dance Mat Typing – BBC Bitesize

Learn to Type | Free Typing Tutor – Typing.com

Some children experience difficulties with their vision in relation to their specific learning difficulty. This website gives further information about this.

​Visual difficulties – British Dyslexia Association (bdadyslexia.org.uk)

If you have ongoing concerns about your child, please contact us at school via you class teacher or directly on send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk

We also recommend contacting the Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham who run many interesting courses and information evenings for parents

DABBGL – Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham (dyslexiawise.co.uk)

If you wish to pursue a private dyslexia diagnosis for your child, this website lists local assessors- please contact Mrs. Read for further information.

Patoss Tutor Index (patoss-dyslexia.org)

Sensory difficulties:
https://www.autism.org.uk/sensory

Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (dyspraxia):
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/developmental-coordination-disorder-dyspraxia/

If you have a question you would like answered, please email me and we can see if we can put an answer on here for the benefit of all parents.

Send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk

Useful Links, Latest News and Opportunities
Sensory and Physical Disabilities

Sensory difficulties:
https://www.autism.org.uk/sensory

Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (dyspraxia):
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/developmental-coordination-disorder-dyspraxia/

Secondary School Transition
FAQ's

If you have a question you would like answered, please email me and we can see if we can put an answer on here for the benefit of all parents.

Send@warrenroad.bromley.sch.uk

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