My name is Mrs L Connolly and I am the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENco at The Sir Donald Bailey Academy.
As SENCO I support the staff by coordinating specific groups and provision to ensure your child achieves their potential. We want to work in partnership with you to effectively support your child in school.
If you have any worries about your child’s specific needs please talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. I am also happy to meet with you and can often help you to find the right service in the community to help with particular issues. I am available every morning apart from Wednesdays. Alternatively please call the school office to arrange an appointment.
Please refer to the ‘Local Offer’ page to find out more about how The Sir Donald Bailey Academy supports children with SEND.
The government has listened to what parents say about their experiences of what services are like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the Local Offer.
Local authorities and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents and young people will set out what is normally available to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
You can find more detailed information about this is in the Sir Donald Bailey SEND Local Offer document below or by clicking here
REQUESTING A STATUTORY EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE ASSESSMENT
A parent/carer, a young person in their own right, or any professional working with a child, young person or family can make a referral for an EHC Statutory Assessment, however it is usually expected that the following will apply:
If all other levels of support have been accessed by partners but the child/young person’s education is still being affected, then a referral for a statutory EHC Assessment can be made by contacting:
Integrated Children’s Disability Service Assistant Team
WHO CAN SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CHILD?