We know from experience and customer feedback that it can be extremely stressful taking a special needs child to be fitted out for school uniform. Everything from the number of customers in store, to the lighting can be a trigger or a source of anxiety for a child. We hope to be able to remove some of that angst - from both the parent and child - by making certain times available for a fitting appointment.
When and how each appointment is undertaken will of course depend on the child and their particular needs.
There are some stipulations that have to be in place for practical reasons, the first and main one being that fitting appointments will not be possible during the last two weeks of August and the first week of September. With footfall of over 1000 families a day closer to the end of the summer I'm sure you can understand why!
Through conversation with parents/carers or your SENCo, (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), we will put forward days and times we predict the store will be quiet, or in certain circumstances we may be able to provide a fitting outside of regular store hours.
We understand a SEN student may have one or more of the following conditions :
emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD)
autism, including Asperger’s syndrome
attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADHD/ADD)
obsessive compulsive disorder
medical needs such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy
What we would require would be an outline of particular requirements or sources or anxiety, so that a suitable environment can be arranged.
For further details or to arrange an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can speak to your school's SENCo and make the arrangements via them.