‘The School’s Information Report’

At Waterfield Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them to achieve their potential.

Arrangements to meet the Needs of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our school is committed to meeting the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs. Children with special educational needs are admitted in the same way as our other pupils (for admissions please click here ). There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which enables them to make the best possible progress in school and ensures they can actively participated in the wider aspects of school life.

At Waterfield Primary School we aim to be a truly inclusive school. We provide education for all abilities, develop the potential of every pupil, in a learning environment where fairness, understanding, success and discipline are pursued, within an atmosphere which promotes racial and social equality.

The school’s Inclusion Quality Mark was renewed in 2016.

The Special Needs Co-ordinator is:

Miss K Billington: kbillington@waterfieldschool.co.uk
Waterfield Primary School will use its best endeavours to ensure the necessary provision is made for any pupil with SEN. In doing so, the school will fulfil the statutory duties and best practice guidelines set out in the Department for Education Code of Practice for SEND. Miss Billington is also the point of contact should you have any concerns about how your child’s special needs are being supported.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Class Teacher

The class teacher is responsible for:

  • adapting and refining the curriculum to respond to strengths and needs of all pupils;
  • monitoring  the progress of each child, identifying, planning and the delivery of any additional support required to aid progress;
  • contributing to devising personalised learning plans / individual education plans to prioritise and focus on the next steps required for each child to improve in their learning and make progress.

If you have concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s class teacher first. Depending on the outcome of these discussions you may have follow up meetings with the school’s SENCo.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

Our SENCO is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs Policy and the co-ordination of specific provision to support individual children with SEND.

The SENCo liaises with staff to monitor pupil progress and to plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected.

The SENCo has regular contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.

If you have any concerns regarding SEND matters do not hesitate to speak initially with the class teacher who will liaise with the SENCo.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Head Teacher

The Head Teacher is responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school, including the provision made for pupils with SEN.

Roles and Responsibilities of the SEND Governor

This governor is responsible for supporting the school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for pupils with SEND across the school.