Special Educational and Disability Needs (SEND)
At Woodston Primary School we believe all of our pupils can achieve great things when they are given opportunity, motivation and caring support.
On top of ‘Quality First Teaching’, which is the entitlement for all children at our school, we also offer a range of ‘additional and different’ arrangements to support those with identified SEND needs.
All the pupils at Woodston Primary School receive provision that is specific to their individual needs at the present time. This may all be provided by the Class Teacher or with assistance from a Teaching Assistant or an Inclusion Team staff member. On occasions support may also involve:
- Advice and support from one of the School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) and other members of staff within the school.
- An independent Educational Psychologist.
- Local Authority Central Services staff such as the Specialist Teachers for Autism, ADHD or the Sensory Service team.
- Outside agencies such as the NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service visiting to work 1:1 or with small groups of children.
- Referrals to different agencies through an Early Help Assessment (EHA).
Has my child got a Special Educational Need?
Children and young people with SEND have barriers to their learning making it more challenging for them in comparison to other children and young people of the same age. They may need different or additional support to help them thrive and reach their potential and could have a range of needs that might change over time. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) categorises these needs into four broad areas:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Sensory and/or Physical needs
Children and young people with a disability may or may not have special educational needs. A disability is described as a continuing condition, physical or mental, which makes it more difficult to carry out certain day-to-day activities.
Staff will work closely with you and your child to identify needs as soon as possible and to ensure appropriate support is put in place at the earliest opportunity.
School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
Our SENCos, Mrs Laura Hurrell and Mrs Lucinda Robinson can be contacted at school by telephone on (01733) 562784 or by booking an appointment via the school office.
Mrs Hurrell is in school on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs Robinson is in school on a Wednesday afternoon and all day on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Your child's class teacher will also be happy to chat with you about any concerns or queries you have.
Key SEND documents
An overview of our ‘ School Offer’ and approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and disabilities can be found in the documents below.
To understand what support and services are available in Peterborough to help with your child's needs you can view the 'Local Offer' for children and young people with SEND at: https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/localoffer.page?familychannel=8
All applications are made via Peterborough City Council:
As required by the Admissions Code 2021, changes were made to the admissions policy to give equal standing to children Previously in Care in England and outside England.
Please click here to go the Trust Policy page.
OWN Trust's SEND policy can be found at OWN Trust - Trust Policies (own-trust.education)
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