Articles on Family Information Services (176)

  1. What is the Role of a SENCo

    What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCo. The SENCo will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEND…
  2. What is Pathalogical Demand Avoidance (PDA)?

    What is PDA? Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a developmental disorder which is distinct from autism but falls under the spectrum. It is a pervasive developmental disorder (meaning it affects all areas of development) and was first identified by Elizabeth Newson in 2003, although it…
  3. Mental Health in Reading - Information page

    What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health problems are very common and there is…
  4. Blogs - from Local SEND Services

    Parent carers requested local service providers write blogs about thier organisations or services they offer, so that parent carers have a better understanding about the support available, how to access it, and make referrals. Updated - January 2024
  5. Oak Tree School

    Oak Tree School c/o Maiden Erlegh TrustSilverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS A colaboration between Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Reading & Wokingham Borough Council. Oak Tree School is an exciting collaborative project which will provide a safe and happy learning environment for 150 learners…
  6. Parents: Your Relationships Matter

    Whether you are together, separated or divorced the way you communicate with each other matters to your children, regardless of how old they are. Conflict between parents is a normal part of relationships. Not all conflict is harmful, in fact when disagreements or conflict is…
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