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 the ‘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 children with SEND.
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 support from a Teaching Assistant or an Inclusion Team staff member. On occasions support may also involve:
- Advice and support from the School’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) 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 in small groups of children.
- Referrals to different agencies through an Early Help Assessment (EHA).
Has my child got a Special Educational Need?
A child has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for in mainstream schools.
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 every day, apart from Friday. Mrs Robinson is in school on a Wednesday afternoon and all day 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