Special Educational Needs
At South Wonston Primary School we ensure that all children are valued equally, regardless of their abilities and/or social, emotional or behavioural needs. The school recognises that all children are entitled to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet their individual needs. We support the vulnerable pupils in the school, in partnership with their parents/carers, and work alongside the whole school staff to enable them to achieve their best in becoming more confident and independent learners. We highly value the contribution that parents make to this process and welcome parents into school to discuss the needs of their children. The SENCO (Special needs Co-ordinator) Mrs Carter works across the school enabling smooth and careful transition for the children joining the school or moving on, all the way from pre-school to Year 7.
The SENCO is responsible for co-ordinating and monitoring SEN provision across the school and manages the Learning Support according to the individual needs of the children. The SENCO regularly liaises with a number of external agencies, including Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Educational Psychologists etc.
The SENCO is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Although your first point of contact is always your child’s class teacher, appointments can be made to see the SENCO should you wish to speak to her directly, through the School Office.
Implementation of SEN Policy
The governors review the SEN policy on a regular basis and meet with the SENCO to review provision. The effective implementation of the SEN policy at South Wonston means that children with SEN progress well in school and achieve good results.
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) work across the school supporting the specific needs of the children in a variety of ways. This is always done in a positive and flexible way and the staff often deal with very complex needs. Teachers and LSAs also regularly work with the support of external agencies both in terms of strategies and resources.
For more information, please refer to the following policies via the link below: