Special Educational Needs
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Mrs Nicki Windle is the school’s Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).
Weston Park Primary School is a fully inclusive and accessible school where every pupil is treated and provided for as an individual. The school has ramps and accessible toileting facilities and aims to make arrangements for specific needs as required.
Throughout a child’s time at school they may experience a range of issues such as difficulties with aspects of their learning or social, emotional, behavioural needs, or require extension support if they have been identified as able, gifted and talented. If children are identified as having a special need, the SENCo, class teacher and parents will work together to ensure that they receive a personalised plan that states very clearly the needs of the child and the appropriate support/provision that the school will put into place, to ensure the needs are met. The plans are reviewed at least half termly by the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant and shared with parents where contributions are welcomed.
The SENCo has access to a range of outside agencies (educational psychology, education welfare, school health, social services, speech and language therapy etc) which are used as and when appropriate to support and offer advice on how best to support individual pupils and families.
The school has a detailed special needs policy that adheres to the national legislation and Special Needs Code of Practice. Policies are available in school on request and can also be found on the website. Some children may undergo an integrated assessment with an outcome of an EHC plan (education, health and care plan), a procedure which legally entitles the child to additional support and will include an annual review of this support. Such support is provided by the SENCo, outside agencies and class teachers.