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S.E.N.D (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Support

S.E.N.D (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)  Support

Every child should have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of school life.  Wheatfield Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils and is committed to providing, for each pupil, the best possible environment for learning. We provide an inclusive, quality curriculum that is concerned with imparting knowledge, developing skills and acquiring attitudes and does not discriminate against any group of learners because of ability, gender, race, class or disability.

We aim to:

  • Ensure all children have access to a broad and balanced education
  • Provide access to a full and differentiated curriculum appropriate to the needs and abilities of individuals
  • Ensure early identification of a child’s special needs
  • Provide appropriate support for children identified as having Special Educational Needs
  • Raise self-esteem through positive praise
  • Ensure that pupils with Special Educational Needs take as full a part as possible in all school activities
  • Keep parents informed of their child’s progress and achievement.

Children with special educational needs, whether they have learning difficulties, social difficulties, physical difficulties or exceptional abilities, are identified and taught appropriately following the requirements of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs.  Individual Provision Plans are developed for children on the special needs register.  The Special Needs Co-ordinator, class teacher and parents carefully monitor these plans.  The school works closely with external agencies: Education Psychologists, Learning and Language Support teachers, Speech Therapists, Behaviour and Support, Physical and Sensory Support etc. who are available to offer support and advice as required. We pride ourselves on striving to make a real difference for children who are on the Special Needs Register and for them to feel confident to participate as fully as possible in school life.

At Wheatfield Primary School we recognise that the quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress. We therefore invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children. This is known as the ‘Wave 1’ or ‘Quality First Teaching for all pupils in an inclusive classroom’ level.

Additional interventions at ‘Wave 2’ are planned to enable children to accelerate their progress and work at, or above the expectations for their age. These are generally taught in a small group and sometimes a 1:1 situation. 

A child identified as having SEND also receives ‘Wave 3’ interventions. These may be provided individually or in a small group, and the support provided is personalised to enable the child to achieve his/her potential. This support is additional to or different from the everyday curriculum for that class and is detailed in an Individual Support Plan (ISP). This plan is prepared by the class teacher, overseen by the SENDCO and is reviewed termly. It may also include provision/ advice from an external agency or professional, such as a Speech and Language therapist.

Waves of Interventions Model

Provision Map

Mrs Liddiard is the SENCO at Wheatfield Primary School, and is responsible for SEND provision. Should you require further information or have questions relating to any aspects of SEND provision she can be contacted via our SEND page wwsenco@glfschools.org.

 

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