SEND
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Woodbridge Primary School
(Part of the Farlingaye High School Pyramid)
SEND Offer

1. How does the school know if my child needs extra help?

The school uses a number of different methods to determine if your child needs extra help. These include: -

  • Liaison with feeder pre-schools, nurseries and schools prior to a child transferring to us.
  • Child performing below age expected levels of attainment.
  • We notice differences in behaviour, listening skills, self esteem and confidence compared to other children.
  • Concerns raised by parents.
  • Advice received from existing outside agencies.
  • Advice received from existing health care professionals.

2. What should I do if I think my child has SEND?

If you think your child needs extra help you should do the following: -

  1. Arrange to have a chat outlining your concerns with your child’s class teacher initially.
  2. Arrange to have a chat outlining your concerns with the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and/or Headteacher as required.
  3. Ensure the school is kept informed of any relevant background information/ changes/ concerns you have about your child.

3. What will the school do if they think my child has SEND?

If we think your child would benefit from some extra help here is what we will do: -

  1. The class teacher will have a dialogue with parents/carers and child.
  2. The class teacher will make an assessment of your child’s attainment levels.
  3. The school will use simple tests, as appropriate to assess your child.

4. What support is available for a child with SEND at this school?

At Woodbridge Primary we will offer the following support: -

Staff Skills
Staff have a range of skills and training in SEND. These include: specific learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, autistic spectrum, and support programmes in numeracy and literacy.

Resources
The school has a range of resources that are used to support the needs of SEND pupils where and when appropriate.

Interventions
(Interventions are support programmes which are put into place for individuals or groups of pupils who are identified as needing extra support). At Woodbridge Primary School we currently offer: gym trail and hand gym in the EYFS; KS1 & KS2; nurture groups as appropriate and catch-up programmes in numeracy and literacy.

Other agency support which may be available
Specialist support that may be available: speech & language.

LA Local Offer Link

5. Where else can I find support and information?

You can find more help and information from these organisations: -

Parent Partnership (SENDIASS) for parents , carers, children and young people (aged up to 25yrs) in relation to SEND.
Access Unlimited information on activities and groups around the county for children with additional needs.
Access and Assessment Team for Norfolk and Suffolk gateway to local health information.
Autism Suffolk provides information and support for local families.
The British Dyslexia Association provides support for you and your child both at home and at school.
School Nurse 01394 389218

6. What will the school do after deciding with me that my child needs something extra and special to help them learn?

The school will take a number of steps to help your child with their learning, these include: -

  • The class teacher will take responsibility for the daily education of your child and will be supported and advised by the SENCo where necessary.
  • Learning for your child will be appropriately differentiated to allow access and challenge to the curriculum.
  • Deployment of a teaching assistant/ learning support assistant may be appropriate.
  • Children will have access to the right tools to support them in the classroom.
  • Specific programmes of work may be used if appropriate.
  • The class teacher (with consultation with SENCo as required) will set targets for your child’s learning.

7. How will the school keep me informed once it has been agreed my child has SEND?

The school will keep you informed about your child's learning needs and progress in the following ways: -

  • Class teacher will meet with you termly to discuss your child’s progress(this could be at a Parent Consultation Evening)
  • Meetings with external agencies where necessary
  • Annual Review meetings where necessary
  • Other forms of communication may include; Home/school diary, telephone conversations, letters home, contact with class teacher/school staff

8. What are the school’s expectations for children with SEND?

The school has the following expectations of your child: -

  • Learners have increased confidence and are self-assured.
  • Children are encouraged to become independent learners.
  • Children have increased self-esteem about their place in the world.
  • Children are aware of their own needs and the strategies that help them learn.
  • Children are working towards the expected levels of attainment.
  • Children enjoy a balanced, well-rounded curriculum with lots of fun opportunities.

9. How will my child be supported during school transitions?

Your child will be supported during school transitions in the following ways: -

  • Liaison with parents/carers.
  • Liaison with pre-schools prior to starting at the school /home visits (F1).
  • Liaison with external agencies to aid transition.

Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Class teacher visits pre-school settings (F2) or home visits (F1).
  • Parent Induction Evening.
  • Induction Mornings.
  • Liaison with parents/carers; sharing knowledge and planning together.

All year groups

  • Liaison with class teachers as your child moves through the school.
  • Class transfer days.
  • Transition booklets for pupils who may require additional support.

Year 6

  • Meetings with High School staff/visits to High School with appropriate support.

10. What are the arrangements for the resolution of disagreements?

If there are any disagreements please contact in the following order: -

  1. The Headteacher
  2. The SEND Governor
  3. The Chair of Governors
  4. Parent Partnership Officer

11. What does this school do to prepare SEND children for the future?

At Woodbridge Primary School we...

  • Promote and nurture life skills to support every child.
  • Encourage life-long learning skills.
  • Encourage independence at school and at home.
  • Encourage active participation in the life of the school and in community activities.
  • Promote E-Safety awareness.
  • Provide Sexual Health and Relationships Education.