Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
If you have concerns about your child’s progress or would like to discuss whether your child may need additional support, please contact your child’s class teacher or the school SENCO.
Parents and Carers may also wish to consult the Achieving for Children Local Offer. This provides all of the information to support families in Kingston to find out what is available for them and their child.
Please click here or see below to learn more about the SEND offer at Alexandra Primary School.
Our ESTA and SRP are currently supporting children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), hearing and vision impairments and various other conditions.
Catherine Walton, Beehive teacher
Children in the ESTA and SRP receive regular, onsite Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The level and frequency of support is dependent on the specific provision detailed in the child’s EHCP.
In the ESTA and SRP provision at Alexandra Primary School, OT supports school staff and families in helping pupils to reach their maximum potential in achieving everyday activities. This might include accessing learning, eating, dressing, playing and having fun.
We look at a child’s:
- Fine Motor Skills e.g. handwriting
- Gross Motor Skills e.g. accessing outdoor play equipment
- Sensory Processing e.g. concentrating on learning activities
- Self-Care Skills e.g. getting changed for PE.
We aim to help pupils fulfil their communicative potential and promote language & communication skills within the classroom, wider school environment and home through promotion of:
- Attention and listening skills e.g. their ability to focus on a task or activity
- Understanding of language e.g. their ability to understand and follow instructions
- Expressive language e.g. the words and sentences they say
- Speech sound system e.g. the speech sounds they are using in their words and sentences
- Social interaction e.g. how they are interacting and playing with others
We aim to maximise pupils’ safe eating, drinking and swallowing skills by:
- Looking at a child’s oral skills and safety of their swallow when eating and drinking
- Providing the necessary advice and guidance on strategies to manage any difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing e.g. position of the child or textures of food or drink.