Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At Belmont, we believe that all of our children have an equal right of access to a broad and balanced curriculum which enables them to achieve educational success and reach their full potential. We use our best endeavours to meet each child's additional needs and make reasonable adjustments in order for them and their families to fully participate in the life of the School.
All teaching staff are involved in the learning and development of pupils with SEND.
Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning, special educational needs or disability. Phase Leaders are also available if further support is needed. The school's Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Jenny Nicholas. Mrs Sarah Boyadjian is Deputy Head and Designated Mental Health Lead.
All staff can be contacted by emailing:
The London Borough of Hounslow’s Local Offer, sets out information about the local authority’s provision for children with special educational needs and disability. The link to the Hounslow Local Offer is at the bottom of this page.
We understand that some children, at some point during their primary years, may need additional support to access the learning at their level. We seek to identify and assess such 'special educational needs' promptly, in consultation with parents. Children may receive support individually, in small groups or through resources and equipment made available in class. Progress is monitored regularly.
Colleagues from outside agencies such as Hounslow's Early Intervention Service (which includes advisory teachers, educational psychologists, education welfare and family support workers) and health professionals such as speech and language or occupational therapists, are involved for the small proportion of children for whom more specialist support and advice are needed.
In the Policies section below you will find a link to Belmont's SEND information report, Special Educational Needs policy and the Hounslow Local Offer.
Areas of SEND Need
The four broad areas of need are...
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and Physical Needs
Useful Resources & Websites
The Hounslow Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provides a service for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the borough.
Parental Support for Anxiety and/or Behaviour Difficulties
If you would like support for your child presenting with mild to moderate anxiety or behavioural difficulties, please speak to Mrs Nicholas (SENCO). We can refer to Hounslow's Mental Health Support Team (MHST). This is a sevice that works with parents - to support parents in helping their child.
Lumi Nova (for 7 - 12 year olds)
Belmont has been invited to join the pilot of Lumi Nova - a digital therapy app that enables children to self manage their worries.
Urgent Mental Health Support for all (NHS)NHS Urgent Support for Mental Health
CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health service. This service provides mental health assessment and treatment for children and young people aged 0 to 18, and support for their families in Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. CAMHS includes a neurodevelopmental team that can diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders.
Contact details for the SENCO and Deputy Head/Inclusion Lead
Mrs Jenny Nicholas (SENCO) and Mrs Sarah Boyadjian (Deputy Head/Designated Mental Health Lead) can be contacted via the school office.