SEND and Inclusion at Wilbury Junior School
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Wilbury Junior School we value the abilities and achievements of all our pupils, and are committed to providing the best possible environment for learning for each pupil. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. Teachers have high expectations for all pupils, in every curriculum area and learning activities are planned to enable all pupils to progress and for all to experience success.
Wilbury Junior School believes that each pupil has individual and unique needs. However, some pupils require more support than others to achieve their full potential. We acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have special educational needs at some time in their school career. Many of these pupils may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs. We use a variety of different interventions to support the needs of all of our pupils. These interventions are regularly reviewed to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children they are supporting.
From the 1st September 2014 the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years came into force, replacing the 2001 SEN Code of Practice. We have put together detailed information about our arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN in our SEN Information Report and SEND Policy.
If you have any questions about our provision, please contact our SENCo Miss Gaitely via the school office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are Special Educational Needs?
Under the Code of Practice 2014, a child is deemed to have Special Educational Needs, or SEN, if he or she has ‘significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age’, or his or her disability ‘prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school’. Special educational provision is needed for him or her, over and above that which can be met through good quality classroom teaching and differentiation.
Broad areas of need are identified as:
- communication and interaction
- cognition and learning
- social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- sensory and/or physical needs.
They may be for a short period or throughout a child’s educational life. They may be identified before a child has even entered school or they may come to be recognised at a specific point in their education.
Our school SEN Information Report forms part of the Hertfordshire SEND local offer. The Local Offer sets out the information, support, services and activities that are available in the local area for families, children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND. We understand that Wilbury School's SEND Report covers a wide range of needs and we would be more than happy to discuss your child’s individual needs in more depth.
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