SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS PROVISION
SEND Provision at Knollmead
At Knollmead, we aim to create a learning environment which promotes challenge, encouragement, acceptance, respect for achievements, and sensitivity to individual needs. We identify those children with special educational needs as early as possible and quickly devise plans and strategies to meet their needs. These are monitored regularly with parents in line with our Special Educational Needs Policy.
If you are concerned that your child has special educational needs, we are keen for you come and share your concerns with the class teacher. If we identify difficulties, we will want to discuss them with you as soon as possible so that we can act together.
Trust Inclusion Manager & SENCo - Ms Sam Salih
For more information on all that we offer children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Knollmead, please download the following report.
Local Authority Information
SEND Local Offer for Sutton, Kingston and Richmond
This is a website containing information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Register
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person whose has a special educational need* or disability** to register.
Everyone on the register will benefit from:
Information about support, services, activities and events
Information aimed at young people with disabilities
Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services
Find out more and register on the Local Offer Website, linked above.
Kingston Parent Carer Forum
Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers. Part of a national network we try to ensure by feeding in the experiences and needs of Kingston parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities, better, more relevant and responsive services will follow. As local SEND parents ourselves we bring a wealth of different experiences of helping our own children and young people through life.
Phone: 07930 212743
Richmond Parent Carer Forum
Richmond Parent Carer Forum (PCF) is an independent group run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 – 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member and we support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia. We receive funding from the Department for Education and our purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Richmond. We can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)
The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:
support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing forassessments and reviews
information and signposting to support services in your area
support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
support with and signposting to mediation
advice and support on benefits
These services offer advice to children and young people as well as parents and carers.
Phone: 020 3793 9596