Our SENCO team is led by Mrs Russell our Assistant Headteacher for SEND. She works alongside Mrs Kitcher who in addition to her SEND responsibilities leads on Pastoral and Behaviour.
Further information about SEND provision at Alver Valley Schools can be found in our SEND policy and SEN Information report.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week is the 10th -16th May 2021. The theme this year is Nature. Read more here. Here at Alver Valley Schools we promote wellbeing and positive mental health in a number of ways all year round, and we thought we would take this opportunity to share some of those with you here!

Colour Semantics – supporting children with sentence writing

Spotlight on Sensory Circuits

As a school and SEND team we had been discussing the sensory needs of a number of children at our school and how best to support a growing number of pupils. I was recommended a book called ‘Sensory Circuits’ by Jane Horwood. It was a great quick read that explained the theory behind sensory integration

Useful Links

Hampshire SEN Service

Hampshire SEN Service is dedicated to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) The service’s primary function is to fulfil the local authority’s statutory obligation to assess, meet and review the needs of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), through engagement with families and support professionals.

Hampshire SENDIASS

Hampshire SENDIASS offer impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers.

Hampshire Local Offer

The Hampshire Local Offer includes information about education, health, social care, preparation for adulthood, leisure services and impartial information advice and support. Hampshire’s Local Offer (co-produced with parents, carers and young people) aims to help you find your way through the maze of information to reach the best solutions for you / your child.

Hampshire Parent Carer Network

Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) offers parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with an additional need (diagnosed or not) or disability the opportunity to tell the Local Authority, Health and other services, what life is really like.