SEND Support

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at Westfield School

At Westfield School, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. We are devoted to providing all children with equal opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability, thereby reaching their full potential. We value all individuals regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, disability or background. Our commitment to inclusive learning and equal access is embraced throughout the school and demonstrated daily through the attention and support given to all of our children by all of the staff. As part of this, we strive to make our curriculum and site accessible for all as detailed in our Accessibility Plan. We seek to recognise and address each child’s specific need to enable them to overcome any barriers to learning that they may encounter.  We do this by offering support strategies, appropriate resources and a differentiated curriculum. In this way, the children have access to all aspects of learning, helping them to experience success.

SEN provision is currently co-ordinated by the SENCO, Jasmin Maier. Our SEN TA works with children who have speech and language difficulties.

Together with the class teachers, the SENCO draws up a provision map for children with a statement or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC plan), those children on SEN support and children who are being monitored.  Children with a statement or EHC plan have an individual support plan that is reviewed by the SENCO, class teacher and parents three times each year. All classes have full time TAs who support class teachers in providing additional interventions and small group work. The nature and amount of support given is linked to the level of difficulty children encounter at any particular time.

At this moment in time 13% of children at our school are supported by a Statement of Special Educational Needs, an Education Health and Care Plan or SEN support.

 

For further information, please refer to our SEN Report  and SEN Policy