Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

SEND Information

 
A child has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.  
 
A child of compulsory school age has a learning difficulty if he or she:
(a) Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
(b) Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions. (SEN Code of Practice 2014)
 
There are four broad areas giving an overview of the range of needs that we plan for.
The broad areas of need fall under:
*  Communication and Interaction
*  Cognition and Learning
*  Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
*  Sensory and/or Physical Needs

Kent Local Offer

The Local Offer given children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority consider to be available in the local area. Every Local Authority is responsible for writing a Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to refer to.

Please click here for the relevant Kent County Council webpage.

Kent Educational Psychology Service

With effect from 2nd November 2020, Kent Educational Psychology Service will be offering free consultations via video/phone call for 30 minutes, where parents and carers can speak with an educational psychologist. The aim of this service is to provide advice and guidance to support children's wellbeing and learning.

Topics or areas that you may wish to discuss might include:

  • Social and emotional issues
  • Concerns about learning
  • Family relationships
  • Concerns about behaviour
  • Daily routines including sleep

If you would like to make use of this service, please email kepscommunitysupport@kent.gov.uk on or after 2nd November 2020 and include the following information - your name, phone number, a convenient time to call (morning or afternoon), your child's education phase e.g. primary school, and a brief description of what you wish to discuss. You should receive a response within 5 working days but this is subject to availability.