When a child first begins school the amount of information presented to parents can seem daunting, especially if their child has SEND. We have published a number of FAQs posed by parents relating to our school and SEND provision.
Can my child attend St. Wilfrid’s Nursery or School and then move to Special School Provision?
Children with SEND that have been issued with an Education, Health and Care plan can attend our Nursery for their Nursery education. When considering the move to Primary aged education, a child can then be assessed for Special School if a parent wished them to attend this type of setting. This can also be done at anytime throughout the childs time in school.
How accessible is your school?
Our school has ramped access providing access to the Early years Unit and all classes. We have a disabled toilet and medical room and can make arrangements to obtain a selection of specialist furniture within school to meet the needs of a variety of physical conditions. Please contact the school if you have any questions about accessibility.
What specialist services are available at your school to meet my child’s needs?
We work with an extensive range of services and professionals to ensure we meet the needs of each individual child. We encourage these professionals to visit school as often as possible to work with our staff and share their expertise.
Staff implement programmes of work linked to advice from professionals.
How are parents involved with your school?
We are fully committed to encouraging parents to be involved with all aspects of school life. We invite parents to attend their child’s school performances such as Christmas Plays and Proms in the Playground; family Mass and other special occasions; sports events and Parents Evening once a term.
Parents of children in school are able to speak to their childs class teacher or teaching assistant at any time. We have an ‘open door’ policy.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.