Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
"I explored with you was the performance of disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Examination of data and case studies showed that these pupils make good progress from their starting points. Parents of pupils with SEND commented very favourably on the support that their children receive." – Ofsted 2019
Welcome to our SEND information page which is part of the Cheshire West and Chester Local Offer for learners with special needs and disabilities. All Governing Bodies of maintained schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEND. This information is updated annually.
All Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and Physical Needs.
At Winnington Park Primary School and Nursery, our vision is that all children fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution, irrespective of any barriers to their learning. As a school, we offer a rich and deep, inclusive curriculum to ensure that all children are provided with opportunities to progress academically, socially and emotionally. We believe that every child deserves a happy, safe environment where they are respected as equals.
Mrs Mitchell is our school SENDCO and is always happy to help with any queries about your child's progress or the processes and support available from any external services. If you would like to talk to our SENDCO, please contact school on 01606 74371 or email email@example.com.
If you would like information regarding the school's SEND procedures and policy please first read the attached documents: SEND Policy and SEND Information Report.
Additionally, if you would like to read the 2015 SEND Code of Practice a copy is attached.
Click on the link to the SEND Local Offer from Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Click on the link to see vital information regarding SEND support from the new CWAC website.
Our Accesiblity Policy is referenced within our SEND Policy and SEND Information report.
To view our http://www.winningtonpark.cheshire.sch.uk/page/policies-downloads/1481 click on the link.
Admission arrangements for all pupils, including those with SEND can be found in our Admissions Policy.
Should parents or carers of SEND children wish to make a complaint, please reference our Complaints Policy.
To view our Complaints Policy click on the link. Mr Chris Story is the school govenor with designated responsibility for SEND.
COVID-19: Supporting our SEND pupils
Supporting our SEND and vulnerable pupils returning to school after COVID-19 is crucial. As a school, we are following government guidance to helping these children settle back into education. Having assessed their risk, we are committed to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for pupils, including full educational and care support for those pupils who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We have identified that some pupils
with SEND (whether with education, health and care plans or on SEN support) will need specific help and preparation for the changes to routine, so teachers and support staff have planned how to meet these needs. Additionally, we have put into place and continue to provide provision for children who have SEND, who have been disrupted during partial school closure and we are aware that this may have an impact on their behaviour.
Below are the links to the guides for parents on using the Hub.