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SEND Coffee Morning

It was so lovely to meet together on Friday and share coffee, cakes and talk about life as a parent of a child with additional needs. Lots of ideas were shared about both the brilliant and challenging elements of school and home working together to support children. 


Below are a sample of the ideas shared:


What do school do well to help your child?

Teachers go the extra mile to understand my child and what they need.

Helping him and giving support.

Meeting my child’s needs and being accepting of him.

Asking me what they can do to help.

Making him feel comfortable and providing a safe space when needed.

Introducing the Willow to help their learning.

Asking if WE are ok

Approachable staff.

Online homework – Nessy and TTRS.



What else could we be doing?

Maybe give homework to SEN children as they may feel left out and not included.

More times like this for parent support with more professionals in school.

Create a club/playdate for children with similar needs.

More parental involvement in school.

More opportunities to meet with staff to discuss concerns.

Online free reading apps/websites.

Sleep support.


We hope to host another event in the summer term. Watch this space!