Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo): Miss Elizabeth Barneveld
At Woodhall Primary School, we are committed to promoting ambition and providing opportunities for everyone within a culture that is happy, supportive and safe. All talents are nurtured, all needs are met and all can flourish. To achieve this however, we recognise that some children will, at some stage in their school life, require a more personalised approach to enable them to make progress, enjoy success and achieve.
There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:
Communication and Interaction This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Cognition and Learning This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
To support children with specific needs we use a person centred, collaborative, graduated approach. We use an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle to ensure we give high quality and appropriate support. Our aim is for parents/carers, children and school staff to work together to enable all children to enjoy success and flourish. Reasonable adjustments will be made so that children with special educational needs and disabilities can take part in every aspect of school life. Any adaptations to the curriculum are based on a child’s individual needs with the goal of including them socially and academically. Any support or intervention put in place aims to overcome barriers to learning. To support this process, we use the Provision Guidance developed by Essex County Councilto ensure that appropriate strategies are used at every stage. We also value our relationship with other local schools and work together with them to further enhance our provision.
In meeting children’s needs we are also required to work within the following Acts:
The SEN Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act 2014
The SEN and Disability Act (amended 2001) and the The Discrimination and Disability Act (12 2006)
The Equality Act (2010)
The implementation of the SEN Code of Practice 2014 will be through the School Offer.
Our SEND Information Report can be viewed from the attachments section on this page and the link to the Trust SEND Policy is in the further information section, together with a link to the Suffolk Local Offer. If you require any further information about our SEN provision, please contact our Special Needs Co-ordinator who will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.