Special Educational Needs - SEND Millbrook
At Millbrook Primary School:
High-quality teaching is our first step in responding to pupils who have SEND. Teachers plan lessons carefully and each lesson is differentiated to meet individual children’s needs. Sometimes when we differentiate learning, children all do the same task, but a different outcome is expected. Sometimes all children learn the same skill but at different levels. Teachers deliver these lessons and include a range of strategies to support individual needs with their quality first teaching.
In some instances, small group or one to one support from Teaching Assistants will be available where appropriate. Some children may need further intervention support which is mainly delivered by Teaching Assistants outside the main lessons.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- physical ability
Who to talk to
If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SEN co-ordinator, or ‘SENCO’ in your child’s school or nursery.
Millbrook Primary School SENCO:
Mrs Jo Osdin email: SENCO@millbrook.herts.sch.uk
Telephone Number: 01992 622975
Contact your local council if your child is not in a school or nursery.
Your local Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service can give you advice about SEND.
Support your child can receive
Your child may be eligible for:
- SEN support - support given in school, like speech therapy
- an education, health and care (EHC) plan - a plan of care for children and young people aged up to 25 who have more complex needs
If you or your child got support before September 2014 this will continue until your local council changes it to an EHC plan.
The Hertfordshire Local Offer
The Local Offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire, and who can access them. Please follow the link for further information: The Hertfordshire Local Offer
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