Supporting Pupils with SEND
At Kenninghall Primary School we recognise that every child is unique and special.
Within our rich and varied curriculum, every child is given opportunities and support, in a safe, caring environment, to facilitate their chances of reaching the highest possible standards. All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and strive to break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners.
The following websites and documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Contact: 01953 887286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful web resources to support families of children with SEND
Support for Parents/Carers
Grief and Bereavement
Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb
Missing Mommy focuses on the positiveâ€•the recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him.
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around?
Snibbles and Big Tree are best friends! They have always hung out together, and Snibbles loves Big Tree very much. When Big Tree unexpectedly falls ill with woodworm, Snibbles is very upset and angry.
Fears and Worries
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn’t come into Lazslo’s room. But one night, it does.
Don’t Think About Purple Elephants by Susanne Merritt
Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet.
Billy is a bit of a worrier. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries, until a visit to his grandma’s shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination – and some tiny worry dolls.
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
A torn piece of paper… is just the beginning!” Each mistake leads to a beautiful adventure.
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
How “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration.
My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart
A little rabbit is trying to read his book in peace, but there’s so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some space just for himself…
I’m a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail
Meet a little girl who’s spontaneous, fast, and strong and loves winning. Sometimes she’s mistaken for a boy, but she definitely isn’t one!
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams.
Pass It On by Sophy Henn
When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on!
Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman
When things don’t go Roger’s way, he gets crabby. However, Roger thinks he has found a solution to being such a crabby pants.
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world.
How are you feeling today? By Molly Potter
Fun, imaginative ways to help children understand and cope with a whole range of different emotions.
My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others.
David Gets In Trouble by David Shannon
When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . ‘NO! It’s not my fault! I didn’t mean to! It was an accident!’”
When My Parents Forgot to Be Friends by Jennifer Moore-Malinos
This book assures children that they are in no way responsible for their parents’ inability to get along together. It lets kids know that although one parent chooses to move away from the home, both parents continue to love their little boy or girl.
Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray
A little boy tries to find a pot of glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This story has a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not.
Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh
Mum and Dad don’t live together anymore. She has two bedrooms and two sets of toys, but she takes her favourite toys with her wherever she goes. This book is a reassuring representation of separation for the youngest children.