Whitehall Junior School is committed to providing an appropriate and high-quality education to all children attending our school. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEND) have a common entitlement to a broad, balanced and accessible academic and social curriculum enabling them to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can achieve their potential and feel safe.
We aim to ensure teaching and learning is responsive and takes in to account the range of needs within our school. We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are aware of the varied needs of our pupils, for whom maturity and prior learning experiences are crucial factors in terms of readiness to learn. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which can affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. Provision for children with SEND is a matter for the whole school and should include developing positive working partnerships with families.
Please click on the link to find out more about parenting classes/courses. If you are a Hillingdon resident you may likely be eligible for free attendance. Please call Annmarie for more information 020 3490 7007.
This service is a free to use support charity for parents / carers who may be experiencing difficulties and / or challenges in supporting their child with additional needs. The Listening Ear offers a place to share anxieties, challenges and concerns in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential manner.
Hillingdon's local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. It allows families to see what they can expect from a range of local agencies and how to access them.
HACS is a not for profit organisation who support children and families who have autism. They regularly run support and advice sessions.
Upcoming Events (Please book through the HACS website)
SEN Transition to Secondary School Workshops
Hillingdon Health and Care Partners and HACS are planning to deliver a two-part parent and young person intervention/workshop for autistic young people who transitioning from primary to secondary school in September 2023
We know that the transition from primary to secondary school can be a worrying time for parents and young people. Funded by Hillingdon Health and Care Partners, we are running a new programme so that parents are empowered to support their child through this difficult change and young people have an opportunity to talk about their worries and get practical tips for how to cope during this time.
This is a two-stage programme, starting with a webinar for parents/carers, followed by a practical support workshop for parents and their child.
A workshop to educate parents/carers on why transitions are challenging for autistic young people. We will focus on the four areas of difference in autism and associated challenges with executive functioning, together with practical tips to prepare for the change. The webinar will provide a safe space for parents to discuss their fears and worries about the primary to secondary transition.
Part One: Webinar for Parents
Date: Wednesday 10th May 2023
Time: Choose from 10 am-12pm or 7pm-9pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Link
HACS will then host a practical workshop attended by both the parent and young person to work through their worries and coping strategies to aid a smoother transition, i.e., expectations at secondary school, problem-solving activities for common scenarios etc.
Part Two: Face to Face Workshop
Time 11am - 1pm
Location: HACS Resource Centre
Date: Choose From one of the dates below:
Please register via the link: Registration Form
Hillingson SEND Information and Support Serives offer free confidential, impartial support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people (up to 25 years) in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Support for families caring for children with SEND are happy to announce they have re-opened face to face clubs, workshops and events.
SEND Family Support run parent support sessions via Zoom twice a month. Please do sign up and join in if you feel you need any advice or support.
Please see the attached Posters for all forthcoming Clubs, Workshops & Events. For more information including how to book, dates, rules & guidance go to: www.sendfs.co.uk/events/ and click the specific club, workshop or event you're interested in for more specific information.
Only families who have booked in advance and have signed up for SEND Family Support will be able to attend any of our clubs, workshops and events, but it is FREE to do so by going to: www.sendfs.co.uk/sign-up-for-send-family-support/.
For Support Information email - email@example.com including information on Support Groups
For Events information email - firstname.lastname@example.org
For Clubs information email - email@example.com
For General information email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also continue to contact us via the website, social media and phone 07752 169849 (WhatsApp available).
If you would like additional information regarding speech & language, physiotherapy or occupational therapy support or referral in Hillingdon do take a look at the website which contains useful strategy and support materials for a range of concerns.
Website: Hillingdon Talks, Moves, Plays: Children’s Integrated Therapy Service (CITS) (cnwl.nhs.uk)
Facebook: Hillingdon Children's Integrated Therapy Services - CITS | Facebook
Instagram: CNWL Children's Integrated Therapy Service (@hillingdontalksmovesplays) • Instagram photos and videos
Phone: 01895 488 200 Lines are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
|Hillingdon Autistic care and support (HACS)|
Tel: 020 8606 6780
|Centre for ASD and ADHD Advice (based in Eastcote)|
Tel: 020 8429 1552
|Parent Carer Forum (PCF)|
|Hillingdon SEND Information and Support Service (SENDIASS)|
Useful Web Links
www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers
www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD
www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
https://www.brilliantparents.org/ - Support and parenting classes for all families
https://www.understood.org/ - Advice and support materials for children and families with ADHD