Our SEN Information Report

"Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress. They receive effective support and work is well suited with their needs."

Ofsted June 2014

SEN 'LOCAL OFFER'

Westbury-on-Severn CE Primary Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo): Mrs R. Sim

Westbury-on-Severn CE Primary Special Educational Needs Link Governor: Mrs G. Riley

 

At Westbury-on-Severn CE we embrace the fact that every child is an individual and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different – this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.

In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, this is different for every child and it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the relevant Westbury staff members working alongside the child, the child’s family and, where necessary, outside agencies* (e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist or an Educational Psychologist).

Typically, a child with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disabilities will have a My Plan, My Plan+ or EHCP(an individual educational and health care plan) which sets out targets that are currently being worked on and what additional provision is put in place for that child. The content of the plan is developed, as appropriate, with the child and the child’s family. This is why it is so important that parents/carers attend review meetings which run alongside our Parent’s evening.

For many children, targets will be connected to learning and will often be specifically related to literacy and numeracy. For other children, they may be specific to social interaction, communicating with children and adults, emotional difficulties, overcoming physical issues (for example problems to do with fine motor control) … the list is endless! The most important point is this: targets depend on the needs of the child. These are reviewed and assessed regularly in school and a termly review meeting is held for parents and carers to attend.

The school offers many different forms of additional provision*. This can include: additional in-class support; additional out-of-class support; one-to-one support; flexible groupings (including small group work); access to specific resources; mentoring; counselling; and access to a wide range of outside agencies**. Like with individual targets, the most important point is this: additional provision depends on the needs of the child.

In addition, all Westbury pupils benefit from a range of teaching and learning styles; a differentiated curriculum; a range of differentiated learning materials (both for reinforcement and extension); assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements; access to ICT; differentiated booster classes in Year 6; and a broad range of extra-curricular activities (including PGL Year 5 and Year 6).

It is worth pointing out that we do not offer targeted extra-curricular activities for children with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities, but instead actively try to ensure that all our extra-curricular activities are adapted for children’s specific needs. We are delighted by the number of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities who participate fully in school trips, residential visits, extra-curricular clubs, art endeavours, sports teams and school committees (e.g. our School Council and our School Cabinet).

 

For more information about our ‘Local Offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, and/or if you have any questions or queries about SEN, please speak to Mrs R. Sim.

"The teaching of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is good. Teaching assistants make an effective contribution to pupils’ learning. There is good support and tuition for pupils who need additional help with literacy and numeracy."
 
Ofsted June 2014
*Additional provision includes

Dancing Bears, ELS, SULP, fine motor skills, typing programmes, Word Wasp, 1:1 numeracy support, Power of 2

 

**Outside Agencies

* Below we have listed some of the outside agencies that may be involved in supporting pupils with SEND at Westbury-on-Severn CE Primary School:

Education services

Special Educational Needs Support Service, Educational psychology, Service for physical disability, Hearing impaired service, Visually impaired service, Education welfare service (attendance), Parent partnership service, Family support Worker, Advisory Teaching Service.

Health/social services

Speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy, Specialist consultant, General practitioner, Paediatrics, Health visitor, School nurse, Child and adolescent mental health service – CAMHS, Social services, Physiotherapy and Podiatry.