Special Educational Needs & Disabilities: 2020-21
Whitelands Park Primary school is part of the Kennet Academy Trust and has approximately 300 pupils aged from 4 to 11 years. We are a school that strives to be inclusive for all pupils to enable them to make the best possible progress, to achieve well and obtain life long learning skills.
To achieve this aim, we recognise that every teacher is a teacher of SEND and we have a strong focus on providing consistent, inclusive, quality-first-teaching for all pupils. Our approach is child-centred, looking at each pupil as an individual. Therefore, in addition to our excellent quality-first-teaching, we offer bespoke, targeted interventions to support children who have special educational needs or disabilities. We base our strategies around a clear Assess, Plan, Do and Review cycle as part of the Graduated Approach.
We have a collaborative methodology and work effectively with other external professionals (such as educational psychologists or speech and language therapists) providing resources and strategies that work for individuals across the school to make sure that all children receive the support that they need to make progress and achieve.
Miss Wickens, our SENCo, has created an online platform where you can view and download a whole range of information on special educational needs, including the local offer. It acts as an online library with web-links, documents to download and so much more. Please do take a look at the link below to view and access this information: