Southmead Primary School

Southmead Primary School

Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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SEND - Information and Support

Southmead Primary School works hard to ensure that children with special educational needs or disabilities achieve their potential and are fully included within school life.  Through training and experience, all staff in school can identify and provide for those pupils who have disabilities or special educational needs, to allow all pupils to access the school curriculum and related activities.  The wishes of the parents and the children are at the forefront of our provision and communication plays a key role in ensuring successful support. We use a graduated approach to helping children with disabilities or special educational needs, and seek advice from outside agencies when relevant.

 

 

To contact our SENDCo (SEND Coordinator), please either call the school office, use the contact form below or email:  jlucas@southmead.devon.sch.uk (SENDCo Assistant regarding students in Early Years or Key Stage 1) or bpeake@southmead.devon.sch.uk (SENDCo regarding students in Key Stage 2).

 

The member of staff who is Lead for Looked - After and Previously - Looked - After Children is Mr Nick Plumb.  You can contact him via the school office admin@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

Devon's Local Offer for SEND can be found here.

Complete the form below to contact Mrs Lucas (EYFS and KS1 SENDCo Assistant) directly

Complete the form below to contact Mrs Peake (KS2 SENDCo) directly

Autism and Us’ Parent Programme (Summer Term 2024)

Support from the Communication and Interaction Team - Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)

 

Support for parents/carers of Devon primary and secondary children who are either on the autism assessment waiting list or who have received a diagnosis of autism.

Our ‘Autism & Us’ programme delivered this academic year will once again be offered during the forthcoming Summer term of the 2023-24 academic year for parents/carers of Devon DCC primary and secondary school children, pre or post diagnosis. 

We are delighted to announce that we are offering access for families of CYP (Children & Young People) who are currently on the autism assessment pathway, in addition to families of CYP who have received an autism diagnosis.

Attending the ‘Autism & Us’ parent programme gives you an opportunity to develop your understanding of autism and look at practical solutions to managing and supporting your child’s presenting needs, whilst also connecting with other parents/carers.

Full programme details and application process below:

Autism & Us programmes:

  • 4 weekly ‘live online’ sessions (approx. 2hrs each) related to the following topic/themes:
  • weekly ‘live online’ sessions (approx. 2hrs each) related to the following topic/themes:

 

No.

Topic

Programme 1

Programme 2

 

1

 

Autism overview

 

 

Tues 23 Apr  -  10 – 12

 

Thurs 13 Jun  -  4.30 – 6.30

 

2

 

Sensory

 

 

Tues 30 Apr  -  10 – 12

 

Thurs 20 Jun  -  4.30 – 6.30

 

3

 

Communication

 

Tues 7 May -  10 – 12

 

Thurs 27 Jun  -  4.30 – 6.30

 

4

 

Understanding and supporting behaviour

 

 

Tues 14 May  -  10 – 12

 

Thurs 4 Jul  -  4.30 – 6.30

Apply direct by email toeducationlearnersupport@devon.gov.uk

To secure a place on either of the above programmes, or express your interest for forthcoming programmes.  We will confirm your booking request, and provide you with a direct link to the event. They will be delivered on line ‘live’ via the Microsoft TEAMs platform.

Additionally we will also be offering the following very popular themed/topic based workshops, which lead on from the above programmes for themes/topics that may be a priority area for you against your child’s presenting needs:

Topic

Date/Time

DIAS (Devon Information & Advice Service +

PCFD (Parent Carer Forum Devon)

 

Wed 22 May 

10-12

Autism – Sensory processing + integration

Thurs 16 May

9.30-12.30

Autism and Girls

Wed 5 Jun

9.30 - 12

Autism – Demand avoidance + PDA

Thurs 13 Jun

10 - 12

Autism – Communication (Speaking children – support strategies)

Mon 1 Jul  

10-12

Autism – Managing stress + anxiety

Wed 10 Jul

 

1 – 3pm

Autism – Vulnerability + online safety

Wed 19 Jun

 

10-12

Autism – Communication (Non/Limited Speaking children – support strategies

Thurs 27 Jun

 

10-12

 

Apply direct by email toeducationlearnersupport@devon.gov.uk

To secure a place on any of the above topic based workshops. We will confirm your booking request, and provide you with a direct link to the event. They will be delivered on line ‘live’ via the Microsoft TEAMs platform.

Adoptive Parents

Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit and Solihull Parenting

Autism resources and support for children and families that you may not be aware of that exist in Devon.

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