Due to the Covid-19 pandemic schools have been required to close their doors to most of their families, with the majority of our children with SEN being expected to stay home, if it is safe to do so, unless they have a social worker or a parent/carer who is a key worker.
In these unprecedented times the legislation around provision for children with Education Health and Care plans has been temporarily changed meaning that current provision is likely to be different to that listed on the plan. Working with the Local Authority, Hope Sentamu Learning Trust continues to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children, including those with EHC plans.
In accordance with the latest guidance, brief risk assessments have been completed by school SENCos for all children with EHCPs (including those currently undergoing statutory assessment) and the content of these have been agreed with parents. Consideration is given as to whether or not a child’s needs can continue to be met at home each week during a welfare call between parents and the SENCo. The vast majority of children with EHC plans are being well supported at home and provision is co-produced between home and school to include a variety of strategies to meet individual needs, including:
For specific enquiries please contact Katy Atkinson in the first instance. The school SENCo can also be contacted via email at: email@example.com
For further general guidance on supporting your child at home please follow the links below.
Huge thank you to Ana from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the students and staff of Graham School who turned out in miserable weather to support environment awareness by volunteering for our Beach Clean! #teamgraham pic.twitter.com/fVuK…
As we move into the next phase of development at Graham School we wish to welcome parents, carers and community organisations to join our newly formed 'Community Forum Group'. Please see the attached letter for details! pic.twitter.com/cx1M…
Here is the link to the latest letter regarding COVID procedures at Graham School bit.ly/38PLRzi
Can we please remind all parents that, if you have not already done so, can you please sign the consent for COVID testing next week.
We look forward to welcoming all our students back next week and meeting our new Year 7 students! This link has important information about the return to school - grahamschool.org/wp-… Please note that facemasks will continue to be compulsory in communal areas of school.
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