At Wolvey there is a member of staff, Mrs Jo Shreeve, who is responsible for coordinating provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. Mrs Shreeve has recently achieved the National Award for SENcos. Her role is to support families and staff. At Wolvey we also have a SEND teaching assistant, Mrs Tina Wildbore.
The school follows the Code of Practice for children who have special or additional needs.
All classes in school are of mixed ability, and teachers provide work that is specially designed to match the ability of each group. They do this using a variety of materials and classroom support.
If a child has special or additional needs, parents will be informed that their child is being registered on the special needs register. These children will have an individual pupil centred plan, which is reviewed with parents each term.
For a small proportion of children, the school may need to involve the use of advice of specialists outside of school. Parents will always be informed of this in advance, so that they have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns.
At Wolvey C of E Primary School, we are sensitive to the needs of all children and ensure that their achievements are recognized. We aim to provide all of our children with a curriculum differentiated to their needs, if those needs can be met by the school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The LA Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
The School SEN Information Report
This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we at Wolvey C of E Primary School offer you?
At Wolvey C of E Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
For 2017 the number of children in primary schools with SEND was 14.4% this compares to our school when currently we have 20%.