Special Educational Needs (SEND)
It is our aim here at Westfield to promote a policy of inclusion and integration for all of our students.
All students on the SEND register have a detailed learning support profile which is shared with the pupil’s teachers to ensure quality-first teaching supports their additional needs.
the learning support team
There is a wide range of staff in the school who are here to support students with their special educational needs.
- SENCO: Gary Simmons
You can email him here
Long term specialised provision
A few pupils receive long term provision because of their specialised needs. They require the skills of a specialist teacher or group of professionals to be involved. The majority of these pupils’ time is spent in the mainstream classroom but their ‘additional and different’ provision is highly personalised and closely monitored. The class teachers are clear how to encourage independence and boost these pupils’ self-esteem.
Specific, time-limited provision
Some pupils receive additional SEN provision from well trained, highly effective staff. This is specific, time limited, evidence-based intervention for pupils who are not making good progress due to a special educational need. This includes reading, spelling, numeracy, speech and language, social emotional well-being and social skills work for pupils with ASD.
SEN transition events
Some pupils will be invited to participate in additional transition visits. These visits will help pupils become more familiar with the school and key staff. Activities will include a coffee afternoon for parents and students, a range of learning activities and an experience of the school at social time. These visits are delivered by key learning support staff and supported by staff from the child’s primary school.
There will be additional transition sessions for vulnerable pupils with special educational needs throughout the year, and an opportunity for parents and carers to meet with key staff to discuss individual pupils’ needs.