This area of the site is to provide information on the work our SENCO has been doing to support those parents with a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).
Rothwell Schools and SEND
At Rothwell Schools we pride ourselves on being Inclusive Schools. We get to know our children with SEND as individuals so that we can put in place what we need to, to meet their specific needs.
If your child has SEND this is what you can expect from us –
- An ‘Open door’ policy
- Termly review meetings where you will be invited to come in and discuss how your child is getting on
- Involved in the setting of targets on your child’s IEP
- Parents SEND Forum where your voice as a parent can be both heard and valued
- Your child’s voice being heard through One Page Profiles
- High Aspirations for your child with a focus on celebrating their strengths and working on strengthening their areas of difficulties
- Your child’s well being a priority at all times
- A commitment to working together at any difficult times your child may have with a solution focussed approach
Joanna Loomes SENCo Rothwell Schools
Rothwell Infant School telephone number 01536 710363
Rothwell Junior School telephone number 01536 710349
Northamptonshire Specialist Support Service
Northamptonshire Specialist Support Service offers advice and support to children, yound people, families, carers and a range of educational establishments for children with a wide range of special educational needs and/or autism, aged 0-19 years.
Northamptonshire Specialist Support Services also offers a number of courses and workshops for parents. These can be viewed here -
Children and families requiring more in depth individual support can then be referred to Northamptonshire Specialist Support Service by school or themselves using the link above. Please speak to Miss Loomes if you feel that this is something that would help you.
The Local Offer
The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to find out more easily the services that are available in their area and how to access them. The Local Offer includes provision from birth to 25 across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector. To access the Local Offer website please use the following link -
To see what we can offer children with special educational needs please please view our Core Offer to the right of this page. In addition, you will find our Inclusion Polcicy and SEN Information Report to the right of this page. We hope you find these documents helpful.
Ruby- Our School Dog
Our school dog, Ruby, comes into school once per week and spends time in each classroom. She supports children that are feeling anxious, children that are finding it difficult to engage in class and children with SEND. She has a huge impact on pupil wellbeing. Children's comments include 'she helped me to not be scared of dogs', 'she's cute and makes me smile' and 'she helps me to calm down'. When Ruby is not here we have six cuddly Ruby toys to keep us company instead.
Every morning, we provide Sensory Circuits for children with SEND, children who need support with concentration and children with sensory processing difficulties. The children enjoy these sessions and their comments include that 'Sensory Circuits help me to calm down', 'they help me to wake up each morning', 'sensory circuits help me to get stronger' and 'they help me with my work' The teachers have found that Sensory Circuits help the children to concentrate and come to class ready to learn.
'Coffee and Catch Up'
Every term we meet and discuss different areas of SEND. The meetings give parents the opportunity to get involved in what the school is doing to support their children.