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Dartford Bridge Primary

Umbrella Room

SENCO: Mrs Mason
SEN HLTA: Mrs Jenner

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is about celebrating ability. 1 in 5 people are neurodiverse, including conditions like Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism. These ‘umbrella’ terms describe a range of differences in how people’s brains work. The umbrella has become a positive uplifting symbol of neurodiversity. It is for this reason that we have named our inclusion room the “Umbrella room’.

Umbrella Room

Our inclusion room is a space where children can learn in small groups and, where necessary, on a 1:1 basis, primarily overseen by Mrs Jenner. For some pupils it may be accessed for only a short space of time, whilst others may require a more personalised curriculum with targeted maths, literacy and social skills work. The content of sessions in the umbrella room will be guided by the recommendations of reports from specialists such as an Educational Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Ophthalmologist, Speech and Language therapist or Occupational therapist. This ensures that work is tailored to the specific needs of individual children and forms part of an outcomes focused, coordinated plan which will be led by the SENCo and shared with the child and their parents.