At Woodlands Infant & Nursery School, we provide a curriculum to meet the individual needs of all of our children. If your Child requires additional support they may be placed on the Special Educational Needs register and individual targets will be put in place to ensure they make progress. These targets will be reviewed three times a year as part of the assess, plan, do and review process. Advice and expertise may also be sought from outside agencies, for example, Speech and Language Therapists, The Working Together Team or an Educational Psychologist. It may be decided that even with these additional targets and support from outside agencies that your child would benefit form a higher level of enhanced provision and the application for an Educational Health and Care Plan may be considered in order to fully meet the needs of your child.
As parents, you will always be completely involved in any decision or provision regarding your child's Special Educational Needs. The involvement of any outside support will only take place with the consent of parents and regular meetings will be held to discuss progress and next steps.
If you have any concerns about your child, whether this be social, academic, physical, mental or emotional, please contact Miss Page, SENCO, through the school office or speak to your child's class teacher.
• We see all children as unique; our curriculum promotes the development of the whole child as confident, imaginative and independent learners who are able to face the future with resilience creativity and enthusiasm.
• We encourage the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and treat everyone with fairness and honesty.
• We value the importance of each person in our community, and promote co-operation, understanding and harmony.
• We aim to enable each pupil to achieve their full potential ensuring we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school.
• We value our environment, and teach respect for our world, and the importance of caring for it, now and into the future.
• Every pupil at Woodlands Infant School has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects as well as taking part in extracurricular events.
• We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. This can be through a variety of identified appropriate intervention programmes, based on individual learning needs.
• Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs. Staff have worked very hard to develop approaches within and beyond the classroom which mean that the learning needs of all pupils can be met.
What is SEND?
Special Educational Needs provision falls under four broad areas according to the SEND Code of Practice 2014:
• Communication and interaction
• Cognition and learning
• Social, mental and emotional health
• Sensory and/or physical
Carrie Page is the SENCO at Woodlands Infant and Nursery School. She can be contacted via the school office on 01522 683557.