Happy New Year
2024: Guide for parents on school support and SEN strategies.
Welcoming 2024 with Renewed Hope and Guidance|
As we step into the new year, it’s a moment to both reflect on the past and look forward to the future with hope and positivity. At Prospect School, our commitment to supporting our parents and carers in understanding and aiding their children’s educational journey continues to be a priority.
Essential Resource for Navigating School Challenges
We are excited to introduce an informative resource designed to help parents and carers understand what to expect from the school in assisting children who may find learning and social situations challenging. This resource includes a variety of strategies and supports, such as:
- Writing and reading frames
- Social stories for improved understanding of social dynamics
- Effective techniques like retrieval practice and chunking of information
- Varied methods of presenting and recording information
- Continuous support from staff and peers
- Specific interventions, including ELSA, small group work, and responsive teaching
Additionally, the guide explains the ‘graduated response’, a crucial approach in ensuring that interventions and support effectively match each child’s unique needs.
Deep Dive into Special Educational Needs (SEN)
The resource offers a comprehensive overview of what constitutes a learning difficulty or disability and the necessary special educational provisions. It guides parents and carers through the process of assessing, planning, implementing, and reviewing interventions, and what being on an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) involves.
Comprehensive Support for Families
Beyond classroom strategies, the guide outlines external support services available for families, including healthcare referrals, therapeutic options, and support services like CAMHS and Hampshire Healthy Families.
Embracing the Year Ahead
We encourage parents and carers to utilise this resource as a tool for understanding and supporting their child’s educational and social development.
Wishing all our families at Prospect School a hopeful, enriching, and supportive New Year 2024!