At Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge CE Primary School we are extremely proud of our inclusive, multi-sensory approach. We hold all our children in high regard and work together to ensure they are well cared for, safe, healthy, well-educated and enjoy life. We aim to deliver a SEND offer that meets the needs of all children with a Special Educational Need and allows them to reach their potential.

School staff regularly assess, review and monitor all children’s progress. Children whose progress is of concern will be identified for additional support through quality first teaching and planned Interventions. They will be supported in accessing the full curriculum. This may be by removing barriers to their learning, providing specific equipment to improve their access to the curriculum, ensuring teaching and support staff are trained to meet their needs, and/or identifying a level of adult support considered appropriate to support their additional needs and ensure progress is being made at an acceptable rate. Advice and support are gained from External Agencies where appropriate.

Further information on SEND in our school can be found in our SEND Information Report and Policy which can be found below.

SEND Information Report Sept 2021

SEN and Disability Policy

Telford & Wrekin SEND Local Offer

If you have any further questions please contact Mrs Jo Jenks (SENCo) on 01952 386620.

Services and Signposting for Families

Below are a list of useful website links that provide advice and resources to support children and families.

Communication and Interaction
NHS Children’s Speech and Language Therapy – lots of advice about how to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication or their eating, drinking and swallowing. NHS Children’s Speech & Language Therapy
Afasic Voice for Life parental support Afasic
I can (Communication Trust) gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speaking and understanding skills. Communication Trust
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. The Makaton Charity website provides a range of advice and resources for children and their families. Makaton
Speech therapy resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties for example dyspraxia, apraxia and autism. Other areas of articulation, literacy and late speaking are also covered together with links and reviews for other websites specialising in these areas. Speech therapy resources
Widgit -Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists. Widgit resources
The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources) National Autistic Society
A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library Autism Speaks
Autism West Midlands enriching the lives of people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them Autism West Midlands
Advice and practical strategies to support those with sensory processing disorder Sensory Processing Disorder
Cognition and Learning
Information and advice on Dyslexia from The British Dyslexia Association. Dyslexia is a learning difference which primarily affects reading and writing skills and other areas such as organisational skills. British Dyslexia Association
See Dyslexia Differently Video
Information and advice on Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty with mathematics, primarily arithmetic Dyscalculia Association
Working memory refers to how we hold on to and work with information stored in short-term memory. We all use our working memory to learn and follow instructions. This website provides great examples of how to build the development of working memory Working Memory
Sensory or Physical Needs
NHS Occupational Therapy Children’s Occupational Therapy
Dispraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia
There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems. The pioneering work of the Royal National Institute of Blind People helps not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges Royal National Institute
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them National Deaf Children’s Society
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Mental Health Service Directory Telford & Wrekin T&W Mental Health Service Directory
BEAM – Be Kind to your Mind Children & Young People Drop-in BEAM – Children’s Society
BeeU -the emotional health and wellbeing service for people, up to the age of 25, living in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin BeeU
Young Minds in the UK’s leading charity fighting children’s and young people’s mental health. The website provides a range of advice and resources for children and their families Young Minds
Mental Health Foundation has on-line information about a range of Mental Health needs including anxiety, depression, ADHD etc Mental Health Foundation
Mind Mind
Minded for families – supporting the mental health of children, young people and older adults Minded for Families
Childline – Calm Zone – ideas and strategies to keep calm Childline – Calm zone
Harmless – The centre of excellence for self-harm and suicide prevention
Bereavement Support
Grief Encounter Grief Encounter
Hub of Hope HUb of Hope
Child Bereavement – supporting bereaved children and young people Child Bereavement
Cruse Cruse
Winstons Wish Winstons Wish
Other Useful sites
Childline Childline
Telford Safeguarding Partnership Safeguarding Partnership