Special Educational Needs and Mental Health

Even Swindon Primary School takes the education, emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously.  We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy and achieve their full potential.

Special Educational Needs:

  • Use our best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEND gets the support they need – this means doing everything we can to meet children and young people’s SEND.
  • Ensure that children and young people with SEND engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEND.
  • Designate a teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEND provision (the SEND co-ordinator, or SENCo).
  • Inform parents when they are making special educational provision for a child.
  • Prepare a report annually on the implementation of their SEND policy and their arrangements for the admission of children with SEND, the steps being taken to treat SEND children equitably, the facilities provided to enable access to the school for all children and their accessibility plan showing how they plan to improve access progressively over time

 

 

Lucy Butcher

Lucy Butcher

SENCo

lbutcher@evenswindon.co.uk

 

 

Even Swindon Primary School takes the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously.  We believe that the school can help pupils build resilience and support them to be mentally healthy. The ways in which we do this are through mental health lessons and variety of mental health interventions. Such as: ELSA, Trailblazers, Nurture Groups, TAHMS, Pastoral Support, and Mental Health First Aiders for Children.

We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood, it can be particularly hard to cope with sad feelings and worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally.  You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes.   We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health then you are not alone.  Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses.  There is good support available from local and national organisations as well as school itself.  The sooner you seek help the better for your child and you.

Carol Chard

Carol Chard

Pastoral

cchard@evenswindon.co.uk