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Moving Forward, Aiming High!


648 KB Please find attached the first in a series of ‘idea sheets’ put together by Derbyshire’s Behaviour Support Service aimed at giving some very practical ideas to support our school communities in the current situation. Each week, they will send out ideas focused on a different theme linked to recovery and the return to school for pupils, parents and carers.

I have created a visual timetable that you could use at home to support the structure of the day, which replicates the visual timetables we use in school, in the classroom. If there are any visual cards you would like, please contact the school office and leave a message for me and I will try to create them for you. Stay safe! Miss Campbell

It can be a tricky time for parents and carers trying to explain to their children why they need to stay at home. The Autism Outreach team have created two social stories to help support this.

The Special Needs Circle are relaunching their support meetings in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas, and would like to invite parent/carers of children with any additional needs or SEND along to join them. 

The Special Needs Circle East Midlands has been ran by a dedicated group of volunteers for the past 7 years, and gained their charity status in 2018, over the years they have held many successful projects and support sessions across the midlands.

They offer parent/carers support, advice, training, signposting, wellbeing sessions and informal cuppa, meets in local areas and Schools, along with activities and stay and plays for the children. They also have a wealth of knowledge of local SEND services and multiple links to other organisations/charities within the SEND community. They also have a very busy online support network though their social media platforms. All their sessions are ran by volunteers that are parent/carers themselves, which too have previously been in similar isolating and unsure situations like many parent/carers. Their aim is to fill the middle gap where parent/carers are left with little support.

A diagnosis is NOT needed to access their services, and they will support any parent/carer of a child/children with any additional needs or/and SEND of any age.


For further information on any of our services and events please feel free to contact or checkout their website 

Come and join Miss Campbell and the Behaviour School Support Team on Thursday 13th February 9am - 10am for a chat about behaviour strategies that could be used at home.

Newhall Community Junior School is a mainstream, inclusive school, where all classes are of mixed ability and teachers provide work that is suitably differentiated to match the ability of each group.  This is achieved though the effective deployment of a wide range of staff, resources and materials.
If your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) the school follows the Code of Practice to ensure that inclusion is achieved and progress is made.  Parents will be made aware if their child is placed on the ‘Special Educational Needs Provision Map’ and will have the opportunity for an informal meeting with the class teacher and/or the Special Educational Needs Leader , to discuss the type of provision that can be put in place.
Depending on the level of support your child receives, they may have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which sets achievable SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) targets to achieve progress and development.  Children play a central role in evaluating their own progress and helping to determine future targets.  The IEPs are reviewed three times a year and parents are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.
Some children require the support of specialist agencies such as Educational Psychologist, Behaviour Support, Speech and Language Therapists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists etc.  If this is the case for your child, parents will be kept fully informed of any actions taken or planned. We at Newhall Community Junior School pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining close communication and links between families, school and outside agencies making sure that your child remains the central focus of all our efforts.
The member of staff responsible for Special Educational Needs provision in school and support for staff and parents is: Miss L Campbell. 
Contact: 01283 217472 or FAO Miss Campbell/SEND
The member of staff with overall responsibility for Safeguarding is: the Headteacher
Contact: 01283 217472 or FAO the Headteacher