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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

We are proud that our school is an inclusive school which caters for a wide range of children's needs as well as abilities. SEND is coordinated by Miss Hussey. It is a leadership and managerial role and she works alongside class teachers and support staff to guide and oversee provision for pupils with an identified special educational need. Miss Hussey can be contacted via the school office (click here for details) or via the new SEND email address: SEND@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk 

Somerset’s SEND Local Offer is our local hub of information and guidance for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), their families and professionals in Somerset. Explore services available to support you and how to access them here:  Somerset's SEND Local Offer

The most recent Ofsted (January 2022) praised the support provided for pupils with SEND: "Well-targeted support ensures that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities achieve well.  This is a strength of the school across the whole curriculum."

We have good liaison with a range of school support services.  Our parent family support worker Mrs John, contributes to supporting a range of children and their families. A wide range of support sheets for families have been developed and Miss Williams is available to meet parents to discuss any SEND related issues.  Please make contact to book an appointment.

Further information can be found below:

During difficult times, many of us are struggling with our wellbeing and mental health. Below you will find a list of helpful websites which offer support for a wide range of reasons.  Click on the link below to access the resources.

Useful Website Links

Additional websites which can provide support: 

www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)

www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills

www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists

www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers

www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN

www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour

www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/ Visit this website for advice in supporting children with mental health needs.

https://www.rnib.org.uk/ - A really helpful website for those with visual impariments.

https://royaldeaf.org.uk/ - A helpful website for those with hearing impariments.

www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice

Useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: