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Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School

Special Educational Needs

 Please also see SEN Information report under the ‘About our School’ tab.

 Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are welcomed at BWJPS. Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Mrs Kobak and she would be happy to discuss your child’s needs with you.

 In school, if we are concerned about a child, we will first speak to you regarding this, and the class teacher will then discuss their concerns with the SENCO. Quality first teaching is the first step to meet the needs of every child, however should further intervention be required, your child’s name may be placed on the schools Special educational needs (SEN) register to address specific areas of need. If after a period of time, your child does not make sufficient progress, in consultation with you, professionals from the local authority and/or the Educational Psychologist service may be called in to observe your child and complete some tests with your child and give us some more specific advice about what we can do to help them.  You will remain fully informed of any outside advice that is sought.

  Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kobak or the Head teacher should you have any queries about Special Education Needs provision. Mr Stuart Pearl is our Special Needs Governor and he can also be contacted should you have any questions.  We also have a policy for Gifted and Talented Children, who may need a special programme of work to meet their individual needs.

 For those parents of special needs children with learning disabilities or social & communication issues, such as ADHD, ADD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, or any other similar condition, you can access support and help from a local Jewish charity called JADDS who work with Manchester Jewish schools to help support parents.  JADDS is run by parents for parents and is a confidential service independent of BWJPS.  You can reach JADDS via their website http://www.jadds.org.uk or call them on 0161 660 9124 in confidence.  JADDS runs a monthly support group for parents and all JADDS services are free.


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