At South Stanley Junior School we are an inclusive school; we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the Emotional and Social Development needs of SEN children are met. Staff believe that high self-esteem is crucial and aim to support and promote the emotional wellbeing of all children. On a daily basis the class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact should further advice or support be required.
South Stanley Junior School has and maintains close links with External Partnerships; In order to access the best professional advice, we also link with Local Authority and Private Providers of additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals.
Some children in our school may have medical conditions that require care and support to enable full access to education, including school trips and physical education. Some children with medical conditions may be physically impaired and where this is the case the school will comply with its duties under the Equality Act 2010. For more information about how we ensure access to provision for all children please view our Accessibility Plan by clicking here: School Policies – Accessibility Plan.
All staff are made aware of the needs of children with allergies. Pupils with medical conditions are supported in all areas of the curriculum to ensure equal access to all.
Individual care plans can be put in place for those children with more complex medical conditions.
- work closely with other professionals, both in-school staff, the school nurse, outside agencies and parents/carers to support all public health and medical needs within the school;
- meet with parents/carers to discuss any concerns within a confidential and supportive environment;
- ensure staff receive up to date training and we seek advice from the relevant professionals to meet a families’ needs
- can arrange school nurse involvement and drop in sessions for parents/carers
The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines on the school site. Parents need to contact the school office if medication is recommended by Health Professionals to be taken during the school day. On a day to day basis the Designated Teaching Assistants generally oversee the administration of any medicines. As a staff we have regular training and updates of conditions and medication affecting individual children so that all staff are able to manage medical situations. To view our Administering Medicines Policy please click here: School Policies – Administering Medicines (Jan 2018-19)
To meet medical needs we will ensure that we have:
- individualised care plans with recommended approaches implemented consistently;
- trained staff with first aid qualifications including paediatric first aid;
- appropriate equipment available to meet individual care plans and specialist needs. It is vital that such equipment is fully maintained and meets all statutory requirements in terms of health and safety.
Social and Emotional
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. If a child displays behavioural needs, a graduated approach to support them will be put in place. In some instances this may result in an Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) being developed alongside the child and parents to identify the specific issues, put relevant support in place and set targets.
How we can support your child with medical, social and emotional needs
The following programmes are available to support children:
- Listening Matters counselling sessions
- Social Stories
- Nurture Group
- Bubble Time
- Lunchtime Social Group
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND needs or ask any questions, please contact the school .