SEND

At Wayfield Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is unique and welcome everybody into our community. The staff, governors, pupils and parents and carers work together to make school a happy place where every pupil is supported to fulfil their potential in their academic, emotional, social and physical development. As an inclusive community, we are committed to developing inclusive cultures, policies and practices actively seeking to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder individual pupils. We are committed to high achievement for all and to supporting the diverse range of special needs that children may experience either short term or long term, encouraging pupils and families in making the very best of every opportunity available to them.

The SENCO: Mrs Rachel Pemberton
Responsible for:
 Developing and reviewing the school’s SEND policy
 Co-ordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
 Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND in the school to achieve the best progress possible
 Ensuring that parents and carers are involved in supporting their child’s learning, kept informed about the support their child is getting and involved in reviewing how they are doing
 Liaising with all the other people who may be coming in to school to help support learning, e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychologist
 Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring that all the SEND needs of pupils in school are known) and making sure that records of progress and needs are kept

The SEN Governor: Mrs E Shinwari
Responsible for:
 Making sure that the necessary support is given for all children
with SEND who attend the school

SEN Policy

SEN-Policy

 

Positive Mental Health Pyramid Jan 2019

 

SEN WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, Special Education advice, based on statutory requirements

www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website; the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)

www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills

www.widgit.com/resources – Resources with symbols covering different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctor/dentist

www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers

www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN

www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets, to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour

www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library

www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html – A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut and making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories

Medway’s Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill requires Medway to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs aged 0-25. This is the Local Offer.

The intention of the Local Offer is:

  • to improve choice and transparency for families
  • to provide an important resource for professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in a local area
  • to inform the joint commissioning process for children and young people with SEND by setting out in a single place what is available locally

It is central to the ethos of the SEND Green Paper, which set out a vision of a new, transparent and holistic SEN system that the Local offer is co-produced with children, young people and their families.

Useful Information

  • Education, Health and Care plan personal budgets
    Education, Health and Care plan personal budgets There will be a small number of children whose special educational needs are not met by the support that schools can provide and for whom a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) personal budget may be an option.…
  • Childcare Options
    The Family Information Service provides information, advice and guidance about the full range of childcare options to suit you, your family and your work pattern. It holds a database of registered and non-registered providers, including childminders, nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs and holiday play…
  • Resolution and Mediation
    If it has not been possible to reach an agreement with the Local Authority over the assessment process or the provision of or content of an EHC Plan, you have the right to appeal to SEND.  SEND is an independent first-tier tribunal who hear and…

 

Follow the link to find out more: Medway’s Local Offer