Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

SENCO - Mrs S. Beckett - head@woodcockswell.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN TA - Mrs J. Mckie - jmckie@woodcockswell.cheshire.sch.uk 



Provision for children with special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole.

In addition to the governing body, the school’s Headteacher, the SENCO and all other members of staff have important day-to-day responsibilities. All teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs and those requiring SEN Support.

With quality first teaching, the majority of children in school will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments or attainment in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have special educational needs. The identification of SEN is integrated into the overall approach to the monitoring, on regular basis, of pupil progress and development.

The educational provision for all children is monitored termly with special educational needs provision monitored half termly. Pupil progress is tracked and the impact of strategies put into place evaluated. This information feeds into future planning to ensure that we are always meeting the needs of our pupils.

The school will have regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice:0-25 (July 2014) when carrying out its duties toward all pupils with SEN, or suspected SEN, and ensure that parents are notified and included in this process. Children will have needs and requirements which may fall into at least one of four broad areas of need, and many children will have inter-related needs. The impact of these combinations on the child’s ability to function, learn and succeed should be taken into account. The areas of need are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical

Partnership with parents plays a key role in enabling children and young people with SEN to achieve. The school recognises that parents hold key information and have knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child’s needs and the best ways of supporting them. All parents of children with special educational needs will be treated as partners and supported to take an active and valued role in their children’s education. Communication at Woodcocks’ Well CE Primary School is seen as a vital part of supporting children with special educational needs and expected from staff and parents alike.

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In Cheshire East there is a team which gives information advice and support to Parents/Carers of children with SEND and to young people over the age of 16 in their own right regarding all things SEND related. This team is the Cheshire East Information Advice and Support (CEIAS) team.

Their website is accessed on the following link: http://www.ceias.cheshireeast.gov.uk/home.aspx

As we fall under the Local Authority of Cheshire East, we recommend access to the Live Well website for further information and we follow the Cheshire East SEND Toolkit to design our SEND provision in school.



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Woodcocks' Well CE VA Primary School

Church Street, Mow Cop Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3NQ