SEND and Inclusion At Wolsey House
The school’s special educational needs and disability teacher (SENDCo) is Mrs. Cooper-Marsh.
Please do not hesitate to call on 01162 667566 if you have any questions about SEND provision at Wolsey.
Follow this link for the code of practice which became law in July 2014.
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:
EVERY TEACHER IS A TEACHER OF SEND
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:
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:
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:
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:
WOLSEY HOUSE SEND COMMITTEE
Name of member of staff
Mrs J Cooper-Marsh
SENDCO – Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Watts
Mrs H. M. King
Mr S Powell
Mrs R Wells
EYFS leader – Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Blackmore
Specialist SEND teacher
Colourful Semantics Training.
Many thanks to our Speech and Language therapist link for our Colourful Semantics training. It is having a huge impact on the children's progress.