At St. Wilfrid’s we understand that children all learn at a different pace and many often require extra support at some point in their school life. We are dedicated to helping all children, at an appropriate level, through carefully differentiated work and adult led activities to ensure they meet their targets.
When children have Special Educational Needs, they often require activities to be tailored carefully to meet their needs.
Class teachers work daily to ensure that:
- Activities and tasks are planned and delivered carefully so that all children will understand them (differentiated.)
- They choose appropriate equipment and activities to suit each child’s needs.
- They plan lessons carefully to include small group support.
- They regularly work towards and update targets on Children’s IEPs (Individual Educational Plans.)
When children need further support, the school will (with permission from the child’s parents or carers) seek additional advice from outside agencies such as health professionals and Educational Psychologists. They will carry out further
assessments, provide advice to the school and suggest resources to help the child make progress.
Our school will set targets for children with SEND in the form of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and collect information on a One Page Profile. Mrs Roxborough is the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) at St. Wilfrid’s and works with all staff to ensure that:
- Children are receiving appropriate support.
- Staff receive up to date training so they understand each child’s needs.
- Parents are given feedback regarding their child’s progress and are able to discuss any concerns they might have.
- Any advice from outside agencies is used effectively in school to benefit the child.
When a child’s needs are very complex or severe, we may ask the Local Authority to carry out an Educational Health Plan:
- This is a very detailed assessment of each child’s needs. Parents or carers, the school and a range of professionals will all be asked to provide written reports.
- At the end of the assessment phase the Local Authority will consider these reports to help decide whether or not to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan for the child.
- Parents/carers also have the right to ask the Local Authority to carry out this assessment although it is usually best if you can do this with the support of the school.
- Education, Health and Care Assessment is only appropriate for a small number of children. Your school SENCO or the Parent Partnership Service will be able to advise you about this.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.