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Ongar Primary School

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SEND Support Parent Information



Ongar Primary School Website

Look for, ‘key information’ then ‘SEND
Here you will find the ‘School Offer’ (sometimes known as the SEND Information Report) and the school’s SEND Policy. Also in this section is an overview of ‘Zones of Regulation’ and a flyer with information about the Educational Psychologist helpline.
Under ‘Children’ then ‘Home Learning’ you will find activities to support well-being e.g. ‘mindfulness’

School SENCo

Your child’s class teacher will be able to answer most questions but if you need more specific advice or information, the SENCo can be contacted on this email or in person Tuesdays-Thursdays.

West Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service:

0300 247 0122

A service provided by Essex County Council and the NHS and run by the HCRG Care Group and Barnardo’s. It provides a range of free to access child and family services. For example, The Healthy Family Team (option 1) links to health visitors and school nurses.

Option 3 is the Specialist Services such as Paediatrician, dietician, allergy and continence specialists.
Wellbeing practitioners sometimes run virtual SEND coffee mornings

Essex Local Offer


This is an overview of Essex County Council support services. It covers education, wellbeing, equipment and sensory support, health, money, One Planning, Social Care, Transport and much more.

(Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service) part of NELFT services (North East London NHS Foundation Trust)


0800 953 0222

This service provides advice and support to children, young people and their families where there is emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties. It is open to young people between the ages of 0-18, or up to 25 for those with special educational needs.
Any child or young person experiencing mental health difficulties as well as any parent, guardian or professional can access the service for help and guidance.
Areas covered include, low mood, anxiety, obsessional thoughts, sleep problems, body image and eating difficulties, behavioural and emotional difficulties, trauma and loss, parenting and family difficulties.
SET CAMHS offers a range of individual and group talking therapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), play based therapies, family therapy and group therapy. They can also signpost to other organisations that might be more appropriate to the need.

CDC – Child Development Centre

This is the department you access when you have concerns about your child’s development, whether this be cognitive, physical, social and/or emotional. Referral is made via the child’s GP or school SENCo.

Educational Psychologist (also known as ‘EP’ or ‘Ed Psy’) Helpline
01245 433293 Mondays 1pm- 5pm (term time only)

This helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 who have concerns about their children’s education or development. You will speak to a qualified Educational Psychologist who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find a positive way forward.

See separate flyer on school website for more information.

Mind in West Essex

One half day a week an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)works within the school as part of the Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team (MHST). They may work directly with parents (where a child is experiencing anxiety and/or challenging behaviour), with small groups of children or with whole classes.

Any parent interested in accessing this service should contact the school’s SENCo.

Supporting your neurodiverse child

A booklet written by parents for parents which explains a range of neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourette’s Syndrome and many more, and how you can support yourself and your child. Advice and further support links in many areas including diet, sleep, toileting and behaviour. Highly recommended.  Link below


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Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937