Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Thorpe Lea
A big, warm welcome to the 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities' section of our website. This section contains contact information, details of the forthcoming SEND events, useful contacts and details of activities, strategies and meetings which may be of interest.
Who can support?
For most enquiries and/or to discuss any concerns or questions you may have, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. Usually, this is the best way to find out about your child on a day-to-day basis. Following this, Miss McRae, our SENCO can be contacted by arranging a meeting at the office or by leaving a voicemail message on the school answerphone using Ext 4.
SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator)
If your child needs additional support outside of Quality First Teaching, they will be referred to the school SENCO, Miss McRae.
Miss McRae started at Thorpe Lea Primary School and Nursery over six years ago and as a result, has taught a great deal of children in the school. Miss McRae has been Thorpe Lea's SENCO for three years and has recently completed the masters equivalent qualification, 'The National Awards for Special Educational Needs Coordinators'. Miss McRae, alongside her SENCO role, is our Deputy Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and English Co-Ordinator across the school.
SEND Admin Support
At Thorpe Lea Primary School and Nursery we are really lucky in having Mrs Green supporting with our SEND admin and paperwork. Mrs Green is a fantastic asset in supporting with a variety of assessments, communication and paperwork regarding SEN Support.
Surrey Local Offer
We work closely with a number of different agencies within both the Local Authority and also the NHS. Contact details for some agencies you may find useful are available below.
Parent Partnership - Surrey
A free service available to all parents aiming to promote partnership between parents and any service that supports their children. Please contact them through their website or by giving them a call on 01737 737 300.
CAHMS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health) - website
Below are some links to various support agencies, apps, teaching resources etc, which we hope you will find useful.