SEND Contact : Geoff Billing, Telephone 01484 866071 (school office)
Some children may require extra support to enable them reach their potential. This may range from a short term intervention to additional, personalised plans throughout their education.
At Denby Dale First and Nursery School our intention is to create a friendly, fully inclusive learning environment where all children are valued and treated with respect and as individuals. We work hard in partnership with our children, parents and external agencies to ensure that the provision for all of our pupils is of the highest possible standard, whilst acknowledging that we are continually striving to improve our practice.
We value each child as an individual and celebrate their strengths. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers. We work to achieve this in a variety of different ways to support each child to reach his/her full potential in order to ensure a successful transition into adult life.
Please scroll down the page to see what our children say about some of the ways we support them in school.
Who might support my child? Where can I find support as a parent?
We are fortunate to have experienced staff who support children with a range of additional needs. For example, we offer Lego Therapy Group, Nurturing Groups and other activities in school.
Many of our staff have received recent training in specific areas such as
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech Therapy
- Complex Communication and Interaction
- Premature birth
We also have a qualified Mental Health First Aider.
If you wish to discuss your child’s educational needs or are worried about something regarding your child’s schooling, in the first instance please speak to the class teacher. Following this we will arrange a meeting together along with Mr Billing.
It might be that your class teacher will ask to speak to you about any initial concerns in order to find your views and discuss strategies to support your child in school and at home.
While many additional needs can be addressed in school following the Graduated Approach (See the link below), we might also work together with you, your child and other professionals. For example, Speech and Language Therapists, the Complex Communication and Interaction team, Physio Therapists or other professionals accessed through the Kirklees Local Offer.
What do our children say?
"It definitely helps me because you can discuss your feelings and get things off your chest. It starts my week off great!"
"It helps with feelings, expressing yourself, stress and anxiety . It's fun but it's also helping you."
"I feel excited to come to group."
"It helps me to have a group of friends to trust and share with."
"It helps me to know that other people feel the same and go through the things that I go through."
"You're there to help us with a worry."