Swift and easy access to services
Fairlands can provide a swift & easy referral to a wide range of specialist support services - some of these services may be delivered on our site. These are just the main services you can access through school, but there are many others. If you think your child might need any additional services, please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Miss Emma Verlander, through the school office.
Bridge Road Children's Centre
Fairlands has very strong links with our local Children's Centre, which is based in Bridge Road West.
The Children's Centre can offer:
- Information about good quality early years provision available during hours to suit working parents
- Support for all children with special needs and disabilities
- Parent support including toy libraries, parent and toddler groups and parenting programmes
- Information about childminding networks and/or childminding groups
- Local advice and information for parents
- Effective links with Jobcentre Plus, local training providers, further and higher education providers, to provide access to information, training and career opportunities
- Child and family health services, including antenatal services
Fairlands has a dedicated Inclusion team who work out of 'The Green Room' - a flexible provision to meet the social, emotional and behavioural needs of all the children in the school.
The Green Room provides a range of support to children, both in the classroom and away from it.
Mrs Nielow is the Inclusion Manager, and oversees the work of the Green Room. She may contact you if there is a particular issue relating to your child.
For more details, please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Miss Emma Verlander, through the school office.
Referral to Health Services
Mrs Rosie Skone is our area School Nurse and supports the school on a wide range of health related issues, including:
- raising awareness of issues such as smoking and drug abuse
- promoting healthy living
- administering immunisations and vaccinations
- carrying out developmental screening
- contributing to PSHE and citizenship lessons
- supporting children with medical needs such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or mental health problems
For more information visit https://www.hct.nhs.uk/our-services/school-nursing/
Educational psychologists tackle the problems encountered by young people in education, which may involve learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. They carry out a wide range of tasks with the aim of enhancing children's learning and enabling teachers and parents to become more aware of the social factors affecting teaching and learning.
Our Educational Psychologist comes into the school regularly to assess children and give advice to parents and staff.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most children with speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Fairlands employs its own speech & language Communication Assistant, Gaye Holloran, who works in the school for 12 hours every week. She has an attached Speech and Language Therapist, Sarah Dunne, who visits the school regularly.