Local authorities and other services will now set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have Special Educational Needs.

The local offer will enable families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies.

Our Local Offer explains the support that you will get from Hollywood Primary School if your child has additional needs.

We pride ourselves on our communication with parents and we want to work with you to provide the best possible support for your child.

The school is committed to supporting children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities and works alongside professionals at Access to Education to ensure best outcomes for this group.

Open and Honest Communication

  • We will speak with you if we think your child needs extra support.
  • We will make all of the information that we need to share with you clear and easy to understand.
  • We will make sure that all necessary staff are aware of your child’s needs and worries.
  • We will review your child’s progress regularly and you will be invited into school to discuss the outcomes and give your views. Your child will also be able to give their views.
  • We have a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) who you can contact to discuss any questions or concerns.

Appropriate and Effective Teaching and Learning

  • We will provide good quality first teaching for your child with clear differentiation.
  • We are appropriately trained so we have the knowledge and confidence to support individual children’s needs.
  • We have specific resources to support children with academic, physical, social and behavioural needs.
  • We will provide intervention groups when needed. We currently offer Community Learning, FAB Club Social Skills Group, Precision Teaching, Direct Phonics, Cued Spelling, Peer Tutoring, 1:1 and Group sessions with our school Speech and Language Therapist, Language Land, Rhythm Time, Additional reading sessions with Parent Readers, Sensory Sessions, Gross Motor Skills Group, Fine Motor Skills Group and Rainbow Club.
  • We work with a range of excellent agencies who can offer support to your child and the school. These agencies include – The Educational Psychology Service, Pupil and School Support, The Communication and Autism Team, The Physical Disabilities Support Service, Speech and Language Therapists, The Sensory Support Service and Behaviour Support Service.*
  • We also work closely with School nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, CAMHS, SWEET Project and the Continence Team

*We will always speak to you before any agencies are involved with your child.

A Partnership Approach/Inclusion

  • We will work in partnership with you to identify the needs of your child and put in place the correct support, including family support if you need this.
  • We will involve you in decisions and listen to your views.
  • We will listen to the views of your child and try to involve them in decisions about their learning.
  • We will endeavour to make sure that children with additional needs and their families are able to take part fully in school trips, performances and social events.

Further Information

If you have any questions about our Local Offer or any of the support that we offer to children with SEN and their families, please come in and speak with your child’s class teacher or make an appointment to meet with our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mrs Mason by contacting the school office on 0121 675 7711.