Inclusion & SEND
Our school team is here to support you and during your child’s St John’s school journey. The list of websites and resources below are useful to all children but specifically for children with additional needs.
If you have any worries or concerns, Miss Stevens, our SENCo and the SEND team can be contacted via our School Office, in person, by telephone, 01923 255 017 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, Our school office is open from 8:30am -3:30pm Monday- Friday during term time.
Supporting children to return to School after the school holidays
The school holidays can be an exciting time for children, however we also understand that the school holidays can also mean a change to the regular daily routine and there may be families who are concerned about the first days back to school after school holidays. The following diagram has been created by ADD-vance, the ADHD and Autism Trust to support families to return to a regular routine.
Information for families supporting children with SEND
Families First is the term used in Hertfordshire for services that work together to support families who need extra help. These are also known as early help services.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people. The service is free, impartial and confidential.
KIDS SENDIASS have developed resources providing information and advice for parents, carers, professionals and young people.
It is a legal requirement that all local authorities have a SENDIAS service and KIDS provide a number of these services across the country. Each KIDS SENDIAS service has a local page with their contact details, local information and local resources.
ADD-vance is a registered charity with a team of over 20 dedicated trainers, coaches, admin staff and volunteers based in Hertfordshire. The charity supports people affected by ADHD and Autism.
Hertfordshire’s SEND Local Offer
The Hertfordshire SEND Local Offer has put together a comprehensive resource list which many parents may find useful.
Three minute video about Hertfordshire Local Offer
Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database (HAND)
Delivery Special Provision Locally (DSPL)
We also have access to the Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey and Radlett DSPL website:
DSPL 9 – Watford, Three Rivers, Bushey & Radlett » Home Page
Parents/carers and school staff can access this for professional advice on any matter regarding children and young people.
South West Herts Partnership
The team can offer support and advice to families and carers:
Information & Support for Schools & Families
Five Ways to WellBeing
Explore the links provided to try to maintain positive mental health. Perhaps you could create a chart and see how many you and your family can tick off?
A toolkit for working with young people in Hertfordshire
Visuals for routine