Single Page Banner Header

How and why referrals are made

Referrals are made to the external agencies through initial discussions with the class teacher and/or SENCo. A form is usually completed outlining the concerns and parental consent is always given. The SENCo will always share these forms with the parents and a copy will be sent home for your reference.

Parents can discuss their concerns with the SENCo and a decision can be made about which external agency is best to refer the child to. This will be done in discussion with parents and the school.

Terminology

SEN : Special Educational Needs

EAL: English as an Additional Language

G+T : Gifted and Talented

Ways to support your child at home

  • Ask the class teacher for some spare copies of "Brainy Bonds" and "Torture tables." These provide vital practice for number bonds and multiplication/division facts.
  • Reading secures your child's access to the entire curriculum so it is vital that they become confident, competent readers. Short bursts of reading time on a daily basis will be most beneficial.
  • Use your child's 'Link Diary' or 'Communication Book' to communicate with the school.
  • Make regular appointments to discuss your child's progress during the P.A.T.H. (Parent and Teacher Hour) scheduled every Tuesday directly after school.
  • Ensure that you have a copy of your child's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) so that you can support their targets at home.

Additional Needs in the Wider World

BBC Something Special

External Agencies

  • Educational Psychologist – A referral is made to this team if we have concerns regarding academic progress e.g. reading, writing and spelling.  The Educational Psychologist also can provide emotional support for children.
  • Speech and Language Therapy –SALT – This team supports children with speech difficulties.  It could be with individual sounds and/or the pronunciation of words.  The support will be given at school as well as at St Mary’s Hospital where they are based.
  • Community Paediatrician – Any medical concerns that either the school or parents/carers may have can be discussed and a referral can be made to support the child.
  • Occupational Therapy – Support is given to the children to develop their fine motor control and to strengthen their core muscles.
  • Physiotherapy – Support is given to children in order to develop mobility and gross motor movement in order to ensure optimum quality of life.
  • Physical Disabilities Team – Support children with physical disabilities and will give the school advice on the equipment that will be best used with the children in school.
  • Mental Health – CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  This team provides support to promote the healthy emotional development and resilience of children and young people.
  • Entitlement Officiers – Support will be provided for children looking at a variety of different needs.  The form that is completed will identify the best ways to support your child.

About Us

At Hall Meadow we promote achievement in all areas and from all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique. We work together to create an active, caring and high quality environment that encourages self-sustaining lifelong learning.

Read more...

Teaching & Learning

We are a fully inclusive school, children are always at the centre of everything we do. The curriculum is innovative and provides maximum opportunities for intellectual, social and emotional development. The children study the National Curriculum through themes such as 'Keen to be Green'.

Read more...

Contact the School Office

Hall Meadow Primary School

Packer Road
Lake Avenue
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7RP
Phone : 01536 417627

Contact by EMail