Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Halifax
Welcome to our SEND information page. Hopefully you will find everything that you need. Should you require any additional information or have any questions please see our Inclusion Leader, Miss Frazer.
SEN Home Learning: SPRING 2 2022 (for pupils isolating due to Covid)
If you are self-isolating at home please use the resources below to support home learning. Miss Frazer will be adding items for those who may want some additional support for their children with Special Educational needs, for example Speech and Language or Motor Skills activities. We want to ensure that the children are supported as best as possible during this tricky time.
Speech Language and Communication
See the Speech and Language resources below.
Try the free app Bitsboard.
Have a look at the resources on: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/free-materials/
Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free to support early language and sentence construction: https://integratedtreatmentservices.co.uk/our-approaches/speech-therapy-approaches/colourful-semantics-2/
The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/
- name 5 things2
- sentence ordering2
- silly sentence maker2
- what am i2
- when sorting activity2
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- fine motor skills inside3
- gross motor skills2
- gross motor skills 3
- pencil control2
- scissor skills2
Dyslexia and Processing
Dyslexia Gold is offering free support during school closures and we are waiting for login details.
SOS spelling is a dyslexia friendly approach to learning spelling. A step by step guide can be found here: http://bettertuition.co.uk/simultaneous-oral-spelling/
Complete some of the Listen and Do activities which support memory
- listen do 2 word 2
- listen do 2 word2
- listen do 3 word 2
- listen do 3 word2
- listen do 4 word 2
- listen do 4 word2
- listen do 5 word 2
- listen do 5 word2
- listen do advanced 2
- listen do advanced2
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Please see the files below for resources to support emotional and mental health.
You can find some ideas for wellbeing apps here: https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-wellbeing-apps-for-kids
Information about Mental Health in children: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people
- a jar of courage2
- brick therapy activities2
- emoji self assessment2
- emotional rollercoaster2
- feeling anxious cards2
- feelings chart2
- feelings reflections frame2
- grounding technique2
- i am an amazing person2
- if im feeling2...... i can.....
- lets feel better2
- mindfulness challenge cards2
- understanding emotions2
- The Stay Home Superheroes social story.pdf
Coronavirus Social Stories
- 'Hello! My name is Coronavirus'.pdf
- School is closed.jpg
- Social Distancing from Autism.org.jpg
- Social Story from Autism.org.jpg
- The Stay Home Superheroes.pdf
- Why has school changed....pdf
- Why I am not going to school at the moment....pdf
- My school is closing or changing.pub
This site gives ideas for tasks in age appropriate pages, not all children will be able to do all the suggestions for their age, and you should decide as a parent or carer what is appropriate for your child.
Working with LEGO
- T-S-1178-Building-Bricks-Therapy-Job-Description-Headbands - Copy.pdf
- 30 day lego challenge.jpg
What are SEND?
Children have additional educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for additional educational provision to be made for them. ‘Children have a learning difficulty if they:
Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Have a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority.
Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definitions above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them.’ (Code of Practice September 2014)
There are now four broad areas of SEND, some children may have needs in one or more of these areas, these are:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
Calderdale Local Offer
At St Joseph's we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve their potential and we are committed to ensuring all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
The School SEN Information Report 2021-2022
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. You can read St Joseph's SEN Information Report 2022 below:
Calderdale SEND Information Report 2021-2022
Full downloadable version below
Calderdale SEND Strategy 2019-2022 DOCUMENT link
A DfE guide for Parents and Carers
The School Nursing Team
The school nursing team offers confidential service to children and young people in schools. The school nursing team consists of specialist practitioners who have experience in working along side parent/cares and other professionals to achieve the best outcome for your child and young person.
Our named staff nurse is Lucy Charlesworth.
The school nursing team can be contacted at:
Brighouse Health Center
Tel: 01484 72894
The team offer support with:
Health advice and support
Promotion of health and well-being
Referral to and liaison with other health and social care agencies when required
Training sessions in schools for staff to manage children's medical conditions
Individual support for children and their parent/carers with additional neeeds.
Growth and development monitoring
Individual health assessments where needed.
We can also give support on :
Mental health and wellbeing
Health conditions such as asthma and allergies
Smoking, alcohol and drug misuse.