New assessment programmes
Our school have purchased two new assessment programmes to help us further support children in our school:
CoPS 4-7 pinpoints specific areas of need and gives a more detailed indication of a pupil’s particular strengths and weaknesses that may impact learning. It comprises nine short tests which cover working memory, phonological awareness, phonological processing, auditory discrimination and colour discrimination.
LASS 8-11 pinpoints specific areas of need and is taken by pupils who have a high probability of dyslexia. It gives a more detailed indication of a pupil’s particular strengths and weaknesses that may impact reading.
For more information on these assessments, please read the document 'CoPS & LASS' below.
If you think your child would benefit from this assessment, please speak to their class teacher, Mrs Jackson or Miss Berry
Childline: Calm Zone
There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Childline have created a 'Toolbox' section of their website, where children can try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Click on the link to access the site: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
A range of services for children and their families
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service provide early help on a whole range of issues affecting you and your family. In other words, offering you the right help, in the right place, at the right time.
They provide targeted services for children and young people across the age range 0-19yrs+. Working together with key partners, they aim to ensure that we have maximum impact on achieving positive outcomes for your family.
Anyone is able to access the support they have on offer. If you would like support in accessing any of these services, please feel free to ask and I will help any way I can.
Please see their leaflet below for more information.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing - External Agency
Child Action North West (CANW) offer an Emotional Health & Wellbeing service, which provides help and support to people of all ages and needs. They help people to tackle issues.
From play therapy sessions with young children to group sessions in school with teenagers, from work with families to one to one counselling, every member of their team is trained to offer support and tailor their approach to meet individual needs.
Child Action North West (CANW) offer specialist interventions for the following issues:
For further information, please see the leaflet below or contact Mrs. Jackson.
Help for families in Lancashire - External Agency
Key has been achieving excellent results supporting local people for over 20 years. Their team of expert staff and dedicated volunteers help around 1000 people each year in Lancashire.
They provide services that are flexible, tailored to individuals' needs and that build on people's strengths:
For further information or to refer yourself, visit their website https://www.keycharity.org.uk/, fill out their online form or call them on 01772 678979. Alternatively, speak to Mrs Jackson
Click here for more information.