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Special Educational Needs

 

My name is Mrs Mason, I am the Special Needs Co-ordinator at LPS. If you have any concerns about your child or their progress, please contact me so that we can meet up and discuss how we can meet your childs needs and get to know each other.

kmason@ledbury.hereford.sch.uk            tel: 01531 632790

Please note, I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but if you leave a message via phone or e-mail, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Our school's offer in support of pupils with Special Educational Needs and or Disability (SEND) Information Report

 

Statement of Intent

Ledbury Primary School is an inclusive Values Based School. Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning and provide an environment which prepares all our pupils as confident, happy citizens, irrespective of their individual educational needs.

 

Our Vision: "Determined to Succeed"

Our mission:

At Ledbury Primary School we will all:

  • Achieve our best
  • Love life and learning
  • Be confident and happy
  • Show respect, responsibility and resilience

 

As part of the 'Children's and families Act 2014' every provider for additional needs is required to give a summary of what it can offer to help support and care for pupils that may require additional support in school. This is known as the 'SEN Information Report'. 

Please click and download the link below for details of what we offer as a school and further details about who best to contact if you have any further queries or questions. 

Services available through Herefordshire Council can be found in their ‘Local Offer’ at; 

 https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/local-offer/about-the-local-offer

SEN Local Offer

SEND policy

Mental Health

MindEd

MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers; all the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand. They give adults who care for, or work with, young people:

  • the knowledge to support their wellbeing
  • the understanding to identify a child at risk of a mental health condition
  • the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

 

Follow the link below for more information.

 

 

Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT)

(The children sometimes call it Rainbow Reflex Therapy!)

 

As a school based on Values Education, our approach is to work holistically with pupils, considering the whole child. At times, we all need a little extra help to support our wellbeing and at Ledbury Primary School we are now offering Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT).

The FRT concept was developed by Lorraine Senior, a Reflexologist and qualified teacher, working for over 20 years in both mainstream and special educational needs environments supporting pupils and families.

The primary intention of the positive touch therapy is to encourage relaxation ‘in the moment’ where regular sessions may:-

 .  Reduce stress and anxiety

 .  Relieve tension

 .  Help improve mood

  . Encourage social interaction

  . Generally support individual wellbeing to prepare for ongoing learning.

The FRT techniques are drawn from Reflexology to deliver a short repetitive rainbow routine while sitting in a reclining chair, purely for the aid of relaxation. The trained Reflexologist, Sara Valve, will deliver the flowing, linking moves using her hands, fingers and thumbs to specific reflex points and areas on the feet and lower leg or hand and forearms.

Sara also offers the children self-help techniques for them to use on their hands. This can prove very beneficial to the individuals in between FRT sessions, as they gain more understanding their own bodies and tools to aid their wellbeing.

A guided meditation for children

In the Den, we practice Mindfulness. It helps us to calm down, focus and relax. Have a look at the YouTube link above if you would like to have a go!

For any paper copies requests for any of the documents on the website, please contact the school office.

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