SEND introduction …

Dear Parents, Carers, Prospective families and visitors to our school website, I would like to firstly say thank you for taking the time to read our website and I hope it reflects the wonderful work that happens every day at York Road.

I want to provide some additional thoughts for you to read if you have a child with Special Educational Needs, any additional Needs, or Medical Needs or if you are concerned that they may have some needs and you are not quite sure what to do next or who to speak to.

This is an area of my passion, expertise and what I never find a dull moment working on.  As a parent of 3 children, one of whom has Autism, Sensory Processing Difficulties and Anxiety I hope that I can offer empathy and genuine support and advice and occasionally the odd idea that has worked for me and my family!

I qualified as a Teacher in 1999 in London and worked in Primary Schools and one other Maintained Nursery School. I spent 7 of those later years working for a charity called Norwood where I was lucky to spend a great deal of my time with children, young people and adults with SEND including those with physical and learning disabilities. I feel that was the foundation of my SEND learning and gave me the knowledge I have today to support families who come to York Road.

York Road Nursery School was also the Lead School for DSPL1  (Delivering Special Provision Locally) from January 2016 – July 2018 where I led on monitoring a range of provisions such as Behaviour, Nessie (mental health & well-being) , SENCO support & training, parent training, Autism support in schools and much more across North Herts.

This demonstrates the inclusiveness of York Road Nursery School & Yorkies Daycare provisions and how committed the teams are to having a child-centred and holistic approach.

If you want to have an informal chat about your child please do email me on head@yorkroad.herts.sch.uk or call the school on 01462 459127 to arrange to speak with me.

SEND introduction …

Dear Parents, Carers, Prospective families and visitors to our school website, I would like to firstly say thank you for taking the time to read our website and I hope it reflects the wonderful work that happens every day at York Road.

I want to provide some additional thoughts for you to read if you have a child with Special Educational Needs, any additional Needs, or Medical Needs or if you are concerned that they may have some needs and you are not quite sure what to do next or who to speak to.

This is an area of my passion, expertise and what I never find a dull moment working on.  As a parent of 3 children, one of whom has Autism, Sensory Processing Difficulties and Anxiety I hope that I can offer empathy and genuine support and advice and occasionally the odd idea that has worked for me and my family!

I qualified as a Teacher in 1999 in London and worked in Primary Schools and one other Maintained Nursery School. I spent 7 of those later years working for a charity called Norwood where I was lucky to spend a great deal of my time with children, young people and adults with SEND including those with physical and learning disabilities. I feel that was the foundation of my SEND learning and gave me the knowledge I have today to support families who come to York Road.

York Road Nursery School was also the Lead School for DSPL1  (Delivering Special Provision Locally) from January 2016 – July 2018 where I led on monitoring a range of provisions such as Behaviour, Nessie (mental health & well-being) , SENCO support & training, parent training, Autism support in schools and much more across North Herts.

This demonstrates the inclusiveness of York Road Nursery School & Yorkies Daycare provisions and how committed the teams are to having a child-centred and holistic approach.

If you want to have an informal chat about your child please do email me on head@yorkroad.herts.sch.uk or call the school on 01462 459127 to arrange to speak with me.

SEND documents

Hello! I am Charlotte, SENCO for Yorkies Day Care here at York Road Nursery. I have been working in Early Years since 2014, I achieved my Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner in July 2018. During my journey through early years I have always been passionate to ensure we accomplish what is best for the child, by working with and alongside other professionals and families. Recently I had the pleasure of working as a Primary Care worker at Lonsdale school. This is a school for children and young adults with physical and neurological disabilities whom may also have additional needs such as; autism, speech and language delay, global development delay or epilepsy. During my time there I worked closely with professionals such as; Occupational Therapists, Physio Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Nurses. These professionals provided me with various training whilst at Lonsdale so we could work together to ensure the children continued to have a happy and safe learning environment. My training included; including Oral suction, Catheterisation, Gastrostomy Feeding, Manual Handling and Lifesaver training.

I look forward to working with you on this journey!