Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
To support you the SENCO for Hewens College is: Karl Lawrence
- You can read our SEND Policy here: Send Policy
- You can read our SEND Information report here: Send Information Report
To support your children's speech, language and communication needs, Speech and Language Link have fast tracked the launch of their new Parent Portal to help with this. The site is now live and will provide parents with FREE speech and language advice, resources and activities.
The site can be found at: www.speechandlanguage.info/parents
If you have a child with ASD, please take a look at the links below to find useful advice, and activities to do at home:
- NHS Advice and Guidance for Families
- National Autistic Society - Everything you need to know
- 10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism
- 7 Fun Sensory Activities for Children with Autism
Educational Psychology Service:
The Hillingdon Educational Psychology service now have a dedicated email for parents, guardians and carers to be able to contact them. The address is email@example.com. Please make sure you include your child’s first and second name, date of birth, the school/college they attend and the contact phone number you would like to be called back on. It would also be helpful if you say whether or not your child has previously met with an Educational Psychologist from the Hillingdon team.
This website is the central point for all services and support for children/young people with special education needs and/or disabilities in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Services include those within the local authority as well as local NHS and charities.
Hillingdon Talks, Moves and Plays:
This website has information about Hillingdon’s Speech and Language service, Occupational Therapy service and Physiotherapy service., including an advice line for parents, how to refer your child to one of the services, local drop-in sessions in Hillingdon children centres and online resources.
HACS (Hillingdon's Autistic Care and Support):
Local charity in Hayes supporting families with children with Autism. There is regular coffee mornings, training sessions and holidays clubs available.
CAAS (Centre of ADHD and Autism):
This national charity supports young people with mental health. There is a parent helpline, lots of information around diagnosis and strategies to support children and young people with their mental health.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service):
This leaflet provides tips for parents, guardians and carers on how to help their children manage any fears they have about returning to school after the coronavirus (COVID-19) national lockdown.
SEND Online Downloadable and Printable Resources:
This list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity. The vast majority of the resources on this list are suitable for parents, guardians, carers and teachers to use in supporting the home learning of children and young people with SEND.
- Active Learn Primary
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- Charles Dickens Primary
- Coronavirus Support and Advice - How are you coping?
- Do2Learn (USA)
- Inclusive Teach
- PMLD Thematic Units - from the Northern Ireland Curriculum
- Priory Woods School
- School Cloud
- SEND Gateway
- SENict Activities
- SEN Teacher
- Speech and Language Kids
- Speech Link Multimedia Ltd
- Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
- The Autism Page
- UCL Centre for Inclusive Education