Special Educational Needs

Our SENCo at The Heights Primary School  is Mrs Mullaney.
Mrs Mullaney works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only.

You can see updates from Mrs Mullaney here:

Research suggests that children and young people with SEN are more likely to be the victims of bullying than those with no known disabilities.

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/groups-more-likely-experience-bullying/sen-disability

Therefore it is critical that parents and teachers know how to spot the signs that a child is being bullied in order to intervene and support all those affected.

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/spotting-signs-my-child-being-bullied

As per the school’s Anti-bullying Policy, if you suspect that your child is being bullied, immediately contact a member of school staff that you trust.  The school will take your concerns seriously and work closely with you and your child to ensure that the matter is dealt with effectively.

 

Hi Families,

A beautiful bedtime story about showing friendship from afar.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/FMfcgxwHNCtzTpZshgTSlTrdMQKbsNfj?projector=1

Have a lovely weekend and take care,

Mrs Mullaney

Hello families,

Friday 1st May is The Book Trusts’ online festival, called Pyjamarama Day.

Please see the link for line up.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/how-to-get-involved/

Hope you enjoy the day.

Take lots of care,

Mrs Mullaney

Hello families,

I hope that you are all well.  For those families that are struggling to find some calm at the moment, Childline have added a really lovely page to their website.  It includes yoga videos, breathing exercises and a range of activities, including build your own happy place. I hope that you find it helpful.

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Best wishes and take care,

Mrs Mullaney

Hello families,

Please find the link to an episode of Daisy and Ollie created in collaboration with the National Autistic Society.

https://www.my5.tv/daisy-ollie/season-3/how-can-i-be-friends-with-theo

There is also a page on the Daisy and Ollie website explaining the episode .

https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2020-03-31-daisy-and-ollie-animated-series.aspx

Hope that you enjoy it.

Stay safe and take care,

Mrs Mullaney

 

SEND Information Report

Reading Borough Council SEND Local Offer

Reading Services Guide
A huge range of information including support services, childcare, short breaks, activities, information on support for carers and much more…..

Accessibility Plan

Equality Duty Statement with Proposed Action Plan

The Heights has a SEND Support Group for Parents, more information can be found here.

Under 5’s
Do you have a child aged 0-5 with special educational needs/disabilities? Would you like to get some support, talk about your concerns or just chat to other parent/carers over a cup of coffee while your children play? 
Families Together
 – Special Needs Support Group can help you.
Come along to one of our informal, relaxing drop In’s, you will be made very welcome!  Families Together groups run at 3 children’s centre’s on different days at different times, see the links below to find out more…http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=7xc3dM-Af7U&familychannel=3-12-1 

http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=z0tKYAKKn94&familychannel=3-12-1

http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=_242Rl_aDY0&familychannel=3-12-1