At Wentworth we want all of our pupils to be able to make the most of their education and know that they are a valuable member of the school community, regardless of their particular needs.
We give pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the support that they need to develop holistically and to access our broad and balanced curriculum. We work closely with families to help their children succeed and go on to the next stage of their education with resilience, confidence and self belief.
SENDCO: Miss Leigh Allen
SEND School Governor: Mr Peter Cotton
If you wish to speak to Miss Allen please contact the office (01226 350246) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From September 1st 2014 the new SEND Code of Practice came into effect.
The aim of the reforms are to join provision across education, health and care and now spans birth to 25. Intervention should be made at the earliest possible point in a young person’s life and they and their parents should be fully involved in decisions regarding their support and outcomes.
“Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, even where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff” DfE 2014
SEND Provision at Wentworth Church of England School Comprises of:
Quality First Teaching: All class teachers must be aware of the needs and requirements of their pupils and plan and differentiate accordingly.
The Graduated Approach is at the heart of whole school practice as we are continually assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing our approach to teaching all children where a potential special educational need has been identified, this process becomes increasingly personalised and responds over time to a growing understanding of the child’s barriers to and gaps in learning and an increasingly individualised assessment of need cyclical process enables schools to continually reflect on its approaches to meeting a child’s needs.
The links below will take you to a range of further information to support your awareness of the process and support networks available for the children and their families where needing additional support is identified to allow them to thrive as an individual.
Under The Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with SEN aged 0-25. This is called the ‘Local Offer’.
You can access the Special Educational Needs "Local Offer" here
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The SENDCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans.
The SENDCO at Wentworth is Miss Leigh Allen
The Headteacher, Mrs Barker has specific responsibility for safeguarding and is the DSL alongside Mrs Platts and Miss Allen
Definition of SEN and Disability- SEND
At Wentworth we use the definition for SEN and for disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2014). This states:
SEN: A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England.
Disability: Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ‘…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’