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Special Educational Needs


SEND Information Report, School Offer and Policy

Below is the school information report, giving you the information about what we offer at Cold Ash St Mark’s for children with SEND.

SEND Information report

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice: 0-25 years

Our SEND Policy can be found on the Statutory Policies Page by clicking here.

Resources for Parents:

West Berkshire Local Offer

West Berkshire Local Offer  provides information to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, aged 0 – 25, to help them to understand what services and support, they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies within the local authority.


Parental Support

West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum are a group of parents and carers who have children with special educational needs who come together as a collective to try and improve local services. They can also support parents in having their voices heard.


The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information, Advice & Support Service – SENDIASS

The aim of the service is to support parents, carers, children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disability West Berkshire SENDIASS Website

There is also a further document – Special educational needs and disability – a guide for parents and carers which can be found at A Guide For Parents


SEND useful websites


BBC Bitesize SEND Toolkit

Resources and Support

SEN Resource Source

Education Endowment Foundation

SEN Resources Blog

SEN Resources Blog-Facebook Page

Special Needs Jungle


Sensory Circuits

ASDAN Resources to support remote learning



Emotional Health Triage  The Emotional Health Triage is a free service open to children and young people in West Berkshire who need support with emotional health difficulties. It is the gateway to many different early support options. Referrals are usually made by family members, schools or GPs. Young people are also able to self-refer to the EHT for support.   Referrals can be made via this link: Emotional Health Triage Referral Form

Greatminds Together

Young Minds

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Anna Freud Centre


Outside Agencies and Services

Berkshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services): CAMHS Website


CAMHS Websites

CAMHS Downloads

CAMHS Videos


Berkshire NHS Speech and Language Therapy Services : SALT Website

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy: Occupational Therapy Royal Berkshire Hospital

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