At Brookfield, we work hard to make sure that our school building and all classrooms are safe, stimulating and accessible.
Our SENDCo and class teachers work collaboratively with external agencies and parents/carers to ensure all children have access to resources to support their learning. Through Camden, on a needs basis, Brookfield children can be supported from a variety of specialist teams, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the Hearing and Visual Impairment Support Service, who provide guidance, advice and equipment for children with particular access or support needs. For some children with special educational needs, we provide specialist equipment including digital technology: iPads and laptop computers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (accessible classrooms and special resources)
Q. How accessible is the building for a child who uses a wheel chair?
A. We are not fully accessible for wheel-chair users but we will move classes in order to welcome and include a child with long-term limited mobility.
Q. My child has a visual impairment – will the school be able to meet her needs?
A. We work with the Camden Sensory Support Service to make sure that we provide the right kind of specialist resources needed to access the curriculum.
Q. What specialist resources and equipment are available for my child?
A. We aim to provide a service that meets your child’s needs. For example, if your child requires occupational therapy or physiotherapy, we can arrange for the delivery of this support in our school.
Q. How will I find out if the school thinks my child needs additional support?
A. Your initial conversations will be with your child’s class teacher. The teacher will discuss your child’s strengths and areas to develop at Open Evenings or in individual meetings. At times, the teacher may let you know that they would like to seek advice from the SENDCo. You will meet with the class teacher and the SENDCo and together we will discuss ways that we can support your child. A meeting with Katherine does not mean your child has a Special Educational Need – initial meetings are usually to discuss classroom strategies to support your child. If you are asked to come to a meeting and have additional questions, please do not hesitate to email Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org.