Robin Hood Primary School prides itself in its strong inclusive values and ethos. We strive to meet the needs of all learners, be it academic, emotional, physical or behavioural.
We believe every teacher is a teacher of SEND and every leader is a leader of SEND, therefore creating a nurturing and ambitious environment, ensuring all pupils learn well, thrive and therefore are prepared for a world of opportunity. Our curriculum is ambitious and inclusive for all, irrespective of their starting points, striving to narrow the gap at the earliest stage through high quality teaching.
We are proud to have opened a new Specialist Resourced Provision in partnership with the Local Authority, Achieving for Children, in September 2022. Our provision, currently for children in reception and key stage one is for children with Autism and Moderate Learning Difficulties. Places are allocated by the Local Authority Statutory Assessment Advisory Group or the Social Communication Education Placement. Referrals are made by Educational Psychologists or Speech and Language therapists.
Every local authority has a SEND Local Offer. The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents, carers, children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities to see clearly, from a single and regularly updated source, the services available to local families and how to access them. The offer covers services from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.
Kingston and Richmond children's services are provided by Achieving for Children. The SEND Local Offer sits within their AfCinfo website or you can use this direct link Local Offer website for Kingston and Richmond
If you don't live in Kingston or Richmond, your home local authority will also have a SEND Local Offer.
The role of this team in Kingston and Richmond is to ensure that parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are fully engaged with the services provided by Achieving for Children.
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person whose has a special educational need or disability to register. Young people over 13 years can register in their own right.
When you register you have the option to ask for a Disability Awareness Card.
Parent Carer Forums (PCFs) are independent groups run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 to 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability.
They receive funding from the Department for Education and their purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services.
The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus information about:
The service is a free, confidential and impartial. It is for children and young people up to the age of 25yrs who have special educational needs or disabilities, and their parents or carers.
We're based at The Croft Centre, Windham Road, Twickenham TW9 2HP and at The Moor Lane Centre, Moor Lane, Chessington KT9 2AA.
Freephone number: 0808 164 5527
Email: [email protected]