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SEND and Inclusion At Wolsey House

The school’s special educational needs and disability teachers (SENDCos) are:




Mrs. Julie Cooper-Marsh.


Miss Leanne Watts




Mrs. Lisa Russell


Please do not hesitate to call on 01162 667566  or 07398694517 if you have any questions about SEND provision at Wolsey.




Follow this link for the  code of practice which became law in July 2014.


Leicester City Local Offer

The Leicester City Local Offer is here to help you understand what services are available for your child and to help you find the right service for you.

How can the Local Offer help you?
It can help you find services for children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. You can start finding services by searching its website.

In addition to helping you find services, the Local Offer:
• Helps you understand what schools and service providers are required to do for SEND children and young people
• Helps the parents and carers of young people with SEND find support for themselves
• Clarifies who is responsible for services for SEND children and young people
• Gives you the information you need to ensure your SEND child can thrive

Follow this link for Leicester’s Local Offer:


Support Available from other agencies


Here are some useful websites:




SENDIASS LEICESTER is a service that offers free, confidential and impartial information and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0 - 25 who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as also supporting the young people.


This link will take you to their website:



Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality


The staff and governors at Wolsey House Primary School adopt a whole school approach to special needs provision. Our ethos is one of collaboration between senior leadership, teachers, support staff, parents, agencies and most importantly the child.


Through a flexible approach to learning, valuing all the child’s achievements and allowing for individual differences we aim to develop children’s strengths, address their needs and make school an enjoyable, happy and productive time for each child.


Our overall aim is to help all children reach their full potential in a caring and co-operative atmosphere where each child feels respected and valued.


At Wolsey House Primary School we strive to ensure that all children experience a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to enable children to:

  • understand the relevance and purpose of learning
  • experience levels of understanding and rates of progress which bring success and raise self esteem
  • provide a secure and safe environment, where children can flourish and grow
  • have equal access to resources, provision and intervention


At Wolsey House Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.


Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND.


At Wolsey House Primary School we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children (Mrs Cooper-Marsh – SENDCO) to ensure all teachers, teaching assistants and admin staff understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND. 


At Wolsey House Primary School we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.


There are four broad areas of SEND these are:


Communication and Interaction

This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs


Cognition and Learning

This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties


Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn


Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties. 


At Wolsey House Primary School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.  


We aim to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
  • Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.

Wolsey House Primary School prides itself in being very inclusive and will endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need.  All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. Teaching staff should make effective use of time in class to ensure that all pupils including those with SEND are given the appropriate support and encouragement to learn alongside their peers.


To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:


  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs
  • Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem
  • To work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
  • To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement
  • To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels
  • To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement
  • To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice


There is a steering group for SEND at Wolsey House. It is known as the SEND committee. The members are listed in the table below:



Name of member of staff


Mrs J Cooper-Marsh

SENDCO – Assistant Headteacher

Miss L Watts


Mrs L RussellSENDCo

Mrs H. M. King


Mrs T Pearce 

SEND Governor

Mrs K Blackmore

Specialist SEND teacher





    Parents and Carers. 


    We have regular SEND Coffee mornings where we meet to socialise, share ideas, ask questions and learn from each other. 


    Our next SEND Coffee Morning is Tuesday 18th September 2023 @ 9.30. We are pleased to be welcoming Ian Hall from ADHD Solutions. 

    SEND Policy 2023 -24

    Information Report 2023 - 24

    Inclusion Policy

    At Wolsey House we are developing our Golden Room provision.

    Children accessing The Golden Room and Outdoor Space.

    Thank you to Naomi Collins from the Early Years Support Team for our Funtime training.

    Funtime Training