- Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Winford CE Primary School is a mainstream, inclusive school, and we welcome, value and respect the achievements of all children.
SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) covers a range of different needs, including learning, speech and language, communication, social, emotional, mental health, motor skills, sensory, physical. Some children may have one specific difficulty or disability, a combination of more than one, or a range of needs. These difficulties can make it harder for them to learn than other children of the same age.
At Winford we recognise that there are a number of pupils for whom specialist intervention and support may be required.
Each Class Teacher is responsible for all the needs within their class and seeks to provide high quality education for all children in their care. Children may be given support in different ways, depending on their needs. Our Teaching Assistants provide in-class support, as directed by the Class Teacher, which may include group interventions or 1:1 activities.
We have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) who is responsible for overseeing the provision for children with SEN. This includes reviewing support strategies with staff, leading in-school training, and meeting with parents. When advice from outside agencies is needed, she will make referrals to and arrange visits from other education and/or health professionals. For children with more complex needs she oversees the requirements of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), arranges Annual Review meetings and makes applications for Top-Up Funding (TUF).
We actively encourage a strong relationship between home and school and involve parents/carers as much as we can. You know your child better than anyone else, if you have any worries or concerns about your child the first person you should speak to should be their Class Teacher.
Our SENCo, Pauline Adams, or the Headteacher, Nik Gardner, are also available by appointment. They can be contacted by phone or email via the school office.
Pauline currently works 1 ½ days per week, usually all day Tuesday and half day Wednesday.
Please click on the links to read our latest SEND Information Report or Inclusion Policy.
Local information, including details of the North Somerset Local Offer and Supportive Parents Service, can also be found by clicking on the links below :-