Special Educational Needs and Disability Information
At The Windmills Junior School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school.
On this page you can find information on our Local Offer and other information on SEND at The Windmills Junior School.
Please read our SEND policy here and our SEN Information Report here.
There is also a link to West Sussex's Local Offer - which contains information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities.
You can find our Accessibility Plan here.
You can read our latest SEND report to governors here.
Scroll down the page to 'Emotional well-being and mental health' to find a range of documents for parents, carers and children
Welcome to our SEND page
My name is Helen Wright and I'm the Inclusion Manager at The Windmills. I hope you find this page helpful in explaining how children with SEND are supported in the school and giving you signposts to outside organisations who can help you support your children. If you have any questions regarding special needs, please me contact me through the school office telephone (01273 842421) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In school we are supported by a team of fantastic Teaching Assistants, our Learning Mentor, Mrs Karen Drew and our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), Mrs Dyson. In addition we receive external support from the following people/agencies:
- Family Link Worker
- School Nurse
- Social Communications Team
- Educational Psychologist
Information and Courses for Parents:
The Windmills is a member of the Meeds SEND Alliance - a partnership between agencies that support children and young people with SEND living in the Hassocks and Burgess Hill locality. They run a range of courses designed to help parents support their childrens needs. Through the Alliance there is also a Parent/Carer Forum offering advice on a range of subject from professional and other parents.
Below are some links to various support agencies, apps, teaching resources etc, which we hope you will find useful - including Reaching Families who regularly offer workshops for parents on topics such as sleep difficulties, social stories, challenging and run a support group for families called Umbrellas - full details by clicking the links.
Young Minds, the voice for young people's mental health and well-being
Family Lives helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life
Kooth - online counselling for 10+years
Mindful Monsters Activity Pack
Breathing tools for Mindfulness