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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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Social Care SEND Conference

 

Thursday 5th December 2019

 

This free event will be an interactive day with workshops focusing on themes that we

understand are of interest to parents, carers and professionals. The workshops will focus

on Early Help Services, Short Breaks, the Autism strategy and social care transitions to

adulthood. Information stalls will be running during the day providing information on a

range of services and organisations.

A number of parents and professionals can find social care processes and decision

making confusing and part of this day will focus on understanding the various social care

pathways. Parents, carers and professionals will have opportunities throughout the event

to ask questions and provide feedback.

 

Registration 9.30am • Conference 10am – 2.30pm

 

Location: Ariana Banqueting Hall, North London Business Park,

Brunswick Park Road, London N11 1GN

 

To reserve your place please email CSC.Conference@barnet.gov.uk your details by

Friday 29 November 2019. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on

the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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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

 

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.

 

Monday 3rd February 2020, 1.30-3pm

At Queenswell Junior School, SEN room

 

For discussion: enhanced literacy skills and mental health.

 

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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ADHD IN BARNET


SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD


ADHD Parent Support Group Drop Ins


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.
If you wish to attend please email us in advance to let us know you are coming. naomi@addiss.co.uk

 

Queenswell INFANT School

Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon

 

  • 11th December 2019
  • 15th January 2020
  • 12th February 
  • 18th March
  • 13th May
  • 10th June
  • 15th July   
 

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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.
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  • 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:
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  • 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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