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Queenswell Junior School

Inclusion

Queenswell Junior School prides itself on being an inclusive school.  We offer a stimulating and welcoming environment where our pupils can thrive and achieve the best possible outcomes within an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship. We continually strive to ensure the best possible provision for all pupils who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), and work very closely with the child/ parents/ carers and any other professionals to ensure their needs are being continually met.

 

Our school building is all on one level, which makes it easily accessible to all pupils.

 

If you would like further information regarding Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), please contact the SENCo/ Assistant Head for Inclusion, Mrs Sarah Lloyd, on 0208 445 2056 ext. 3, or the SEND Administrator, Mrs Ursula Eady, on 0208 445 2056 ext. 1.

 

Alternatively, you can contact us via the school office at office@queenswelljnr.barnetmail.net

 

 

NOTICEBOARD

 

The Barnet SEND newsletter 

 

Barnet first launched the SEND Newsletter in Summer 2018. It is a co-produced document with parents, education, health and social care. There are a number of interesting and informative SEND related articles (e.g. young person voice item) with useful links and updates.

 

Please click on this link to see all the published SEND newsletters:

https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/pages/foot/newsletters - you can subscribe and be emailed each Barnet SEND newsletter when it is published.

 

 

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Parent/carer Consultation with an Educational Psychologist

 

A stand-alone 45 minute consultation session with a Barnet Educational Psychologist.

 

Dates available: 

14th July

23rd July

28th July

 

To book a session please email: EandSFOI@barnet.gov.uk

 

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COVID-19 STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Talya Bruck, Barnet Drama Therapist

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Barnet Support for Mental Health and Wellbeing

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StarLine - National Helpline: 0330 313 9162

 

A national helpline has been set up for parents and carers struggling with home-schooling and managing child behaviour during the Covid-19 crisis.

 

Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162.

 

StarLine will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube, sharing practical ideas for home learning.

Further details can be found on the StarLine website www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.

 

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Barnet Integrated Clinical Services - Telephone Support - 079260 85495

 

We would like to update you on the support offered by Barnet Integrated Clinical Services during the Covid-19 outbreak. As a service, we are aiming to continue to offer telephone, skype and video support to vulnerable children young people and families across the Borough.
 
To achieve this, we have set up a single point of contact for BICS Early Help services, which offers support to young people, families and carers who are struggling with mild to moderate social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. We are offering the following:

  1. Telephone support and consultation to professionals during this period. We can offer signposting, therapeutic support and advice where there are concerns around a child’s social, emotional, behaviour or mental wellbeing
  2. We will also offer direct support, advice and guidance to families, young people and carers. Young people and/or their families/carers can call the single point of contact, and a clinician will return their call. The clinician will take information about the young person’s presenting need and offer advice/support accordingly

 

Families can access the support by phoning 079260 85495, 9am to 5pm.

 

Our admin team will take some brief details about the young person, and a clinician will call you back as soon as possible.

 

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AUTISM SECTION

 

Barnet Autism Advisory Team Parent Hotline

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a hotline to support parents of autistic children/YP living in Barnet. The aim of this hotline is to discuss concerns with social communication, emotional regulation and education by suggesting strategies and/or access to other services. We can support parents specifically around the following; emotional regulation, setting up schedules and routines in the home, communication, and support for home education.This is not an anonymous hotline and information will be shared with relevant professionals as necessary.

 

The hotline will be in operation 10am to 11am, Monday - Friday
The phone number is 020 8359 3167
Phone calls can last a maximum of 20 minutes.

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ADHD IN BARNET


SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD


ADHD in Barnet is a new project offering information and support to parents whose children either have a diagnosis of ADHD or are waiting for an assessment. We will be running drop ins, workshops and training programmes. We take referrals from schools, CAMHS, other organisations and we also accept self-referrals.

 

Please email us on: andrea@addiss.co.uk

 

ADDISS offices, 10th Floor, Hyde House, London, NW9 6LH

 

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Barnet Mencap - Telephone Parenting Support

 

We hope everybody is staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.

 

At Barnet Mencap, whilst we are unable to offer our usual parenting programmes and workshops, we are still here to offer parenting support. 

 

With this in mind, we are offering telephone parenting support - whether you're looking for ideas and strategies or just somebody to chat to, email jenny.melling@barnetmencap.org.uk to get started. 

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

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CHILDREN IN CARE

 

Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children

We are pleased to share the following information about how we have collaborated with UCL and schools across the Borough to promote the achievement of Looked After Children and Young People in Barnet.

 

Please take a look at the published booklet below:

 

 

 

 

Carers Support Group - postponed until further notice

 

All foster carers, adoptive parents and special guardians are invited to a coffee afternoon to discuss your children. This is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, network and learn from each other.

 

Date - TBA

At Queenswell Junior School, SEN room

 

For discussion: TBC

 

Please let us know if you will be attending:

Email: Ursula Eady, SEND Administrator - ueady@queenswelljnr.barnet.sch.uk

Tel: 0208 445 2056 ext. 1 (absence line)

 

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NHS Support Videos

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Free NHS Parenting Workshops - postponed until further notice

 

Parenting workshop run by the NHS is being offered at Queenswell Schools free to parents.

 

This is an 8 week programme continuing each half term.

 

It will be held in the Infant school building.

 

The course will look at themes such as strength, resilience and discipline.

 

Please come to the Infant office to enrol, or contact Mrs Ursula Eady in the Junior School.

 

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We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark award for the excellent work we do to ensure Inclusion throughout the school.

 

 

Useful external website link:

 

 

SEND Documents

The Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Mrs Sarah Lloyd, SENCo & Assistant Head for Inclusion

 

Our Child & Family Support Worker is Mrs Sally Shearly. We run a regular Carers Support Group alongside the Infant school, and invite special guest speakers to the Carers' Coffee Afternoons.

 

Other useful external organisations:

 

SENDIASS

Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service offers free, confidential, and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Further information is available on the Barnet Local Offer home page.

 

Contact details:

Please email sendIASS@barnet.gov.uk or telephone 0208 359 7637.

 

What we offer:

Here are some examples of the different activities and experiences we offer for children with Special Educational Needs at Queenswell Junior School:

 

  • HEWS – we are lucky enough to offer a Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service at the school, where children who have been referred to the service, can meet Talya Bruck, Primary Mental Health Worker for one-to-one or group sessions through art and drama therapy.

 

  • Out and About – some children learn life skills through our Out & About group, where they make short trips to local places such as the supermarket, the fire station and other places of interest.

 

 

  • Barnet Bar No-one – some children make a trip to a local Sports Facility to take part in athletics, in the past we have attended Allianz Park and Hendon Leisure Centre. The children spend a whole day there making full use of the specialist facilities on offer.

 

 

  • Motor Skills – some children benefit from tailored physiotherapy programmes designed to further their development in a specific area. These are provided by the child’s qualified physiotherapist and carried out at school under the supervision of a dedicated Teaching Assistant.

 

 

  • Cognition and Learning – some children receive bespoke literacy and numeracy support to help them access the curriculum.
  • Speech and Language Therapy – we have a Speech and Language therapist who comes to the school to work with a specific group of children. 
  • SEND Music – music sessions with a qualified Music Teacher to help develop rhythmic, social and motor skills:
  • Social Skills Group – here are some children enjoying social time while taking part in an activity

 

 

  • Cuppa in the Cabin – organised by Mrs Sally Shearly - it's an opportunity to come and socialise with other parents/ carers every Friday morning from 8.30am – everyone welcome!

 

 

  • Family Fun – this is an opportunity for you to enjoy working alongside your child in the school setting and meet other parents/ carers.
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