Welcome to our SEN page.
At Albrighton Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.
The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. Our linked page provides you with materials that can be used at home to support your child which compliment the learning within the classroom. Just click here - Helping at Home or the tab to find it!
If you're new to Albrighton and want to familiarise yourself with our school, take a look at Our School Tour.
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Darren Green
Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo
The 2022 SEND Review is a crucial document to improve the provision, support and opportunities for young people with SEND across the country. Your views and opinions are vital to help improve this.
Consultation for the paper has now closed, however you can still read the paper itself, just click here to go to the gov.uk's consultation page.
SEND Information Report
Shropshire Local Offer
Find out more about the Shropshire SEND Local Offer here:
You can also follow The Shropshire Local Offer on social media:
If you wish to seek further support, guidance or advice, please contact the Shropshire Information Advice Support Service.
Our SEND Intent, Implementation and Impact
Here you can find our 'Albrighton SEN Newsletters' which covers a broad range of topics relating to SEND at Albrighton.
If there is something you would like to see in the newsletter, please get in touch.
The Shropshire Local Offer also have a regular Newsletter which can be viewed via their newsfeed. Their newsletter covers all aspects of SEN from around the county and beyond!
(Dyslexia, Autism, Useful Links/Websites)
If you are concerned that your child may have traits of dyslexia, some helpful information and websites are listed below. If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher and the SENCo to discuss this further, please make an appointment to do so.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
A dyslexic person might have any of the following problems:
- S/he might see some letters as backwards or upside down
- S/he might see text appearing to jump around on a page
- S/he might not be able to tell the difference between letters that look similar in shape such as o and e and c
- S/he might not be able to tell the difference between letters that have similar shape but different orientation, such as b and p and d and q
- The letters might look all jumbled up and out of order
- The letters and words might look all bunched together
- The letters of some words might appear completely backwards, such as the word bird looking like drib
- S/he might see the letters ok, but not be able to sound out words -- that is, not be able to connect the letters to the sounds they make and understand them
- S/he might be able to read the words o.k. but not be able to make sense of or remember what she reads, so that she finds herself coming back to read the same passage over and over again.
A dyslexic person could have any of the above symptoms, or none! It is possible for a dyslexic person to be able to read very well, yet find it extremely difficult or impossible to write or spell.
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
Autism West Midlands
Autism West Midlands is the leading charity in the West Midlands for autistic people. We use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of people on the autism spectrum and those who love and care for them. AWM host regular events to connect with others and get advice about ASD.
- WEEKLY Zoom Advice slots – every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
For those would like some face-to-face contact we are offering this virtually via video appointments. Zoom works well on mobile phones. To book a 45 min advice appointment with a specialist autism advisor please book via our shop.
- Virtual Support Group for Parents - Wednesday Mornings 10am-11am & Wednesday Evenings 8pm-9pm – 1st and 3rd Weds of each month (term time)
Our online support groups meet twice a month via Zoom. This is an opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and offer support.
If you would like to join either of the support groups, please email the team here firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dad’s Group – Monthly on a Thursday 7pm-8pm
This is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. For more information and booking details see link below
- Advice and support
We also offer advice and support over the phone and via email. Parents/carers and professionals can contact our small team directly to arrange an appointment please call:
Shropshire office - 01952 454156
Mon, Wed, Fri - Wendy Cowton 07900784186
Weds, Thu, Fri - Emma Hegenbarth 07881109480
Tue, Wed, Thu - Dawn Lewis 07706309382
Helpline 0121 450 7575
Parenting Helpline: Call 01743 250950 - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12.30pm
or e-mail: Parenting.email@example.com
IPSEA: A useful site for free, Special Education advice, based on statutory requirements
The National Autistic Society website; the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
Widgit: Resources with symbols covering different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctor/dentist
Special Needs Kids: An information directory for parents and carers
Downs Syndrome: Advice and support, including booklets, to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour