SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The following information applies to Henleaze Infant School only.

Our School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy is available here

A copy of our SEN information report outlining how we support children with SEND and useful information for parents is available here.

If your child is joining Henleaze Infant School this September or in the future and they have SEND or you feel they may need additional support after starting school please click here to guide you in what to do next.

Bristol Local Offer: For more information about services and support for children with complex needs in Bristol, please see click here. This website has many links to other organisations to support with a range of needs.

Teachers are the first point of contact for any pupil, icluding those with SEND with oversight and support form our SENDCo or outside specialists where appropriate.

To contact our school SENDCo, Mrs Spaargaren, please email

Below is a sumary of the documentation and meeting cycle that takes place for children with SEND at our school

Links to furter information:

For information from Sirona (school nurse service) on understanding neorodiversity click here.

For FAQs around autism and communication needs referrals click here

To view the Sirona (school nurse service) webinar on attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in children click here.

To view the Sirona (school nurse service) video tips on managing challenging behaviour, click here.

Our school Mental Health and Well-Being statement is available here.

To find out more about supporting your child with managing their emotions visit our learning at home tab here
For useful resources to support your child with learning at home please click here.

You can also contact SAY by clicking here. SAY is the new name for Supportive Parents.
They have a helpline: 0117 9897725 or email them at
Their service is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an answerphone available at all other times.
They run free SEND courses and workshops for young people, parents and carers and also offer support groups and ‘surgeries‘ in local areas.

Bristol parent carer Forum has a wide range of tried and tested groups and support networks that you can access. Click the image above to access the online leaflet that hold this information.

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