Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Dear Parent/Carers,

Here at Westminster CE Primary Academy we feel it is important to work together with parents and carers to make sure we provide the best possible education for all our pupils. We ensure that the teaching matches the child’s needs and ensure all pupils can make progress.

Yet despite this, all children experience difficulties at some time during their education. This can be for learning, behaviour or medical needs however most children will be able to overcome these difficulties.

But there are some children who will need extra help with their learning in the class room and may also need to work in smaller groups for additional support at other times in the school day.

The children whose teachers have the most concern for are identified and placed on a school register that identifies them as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) that requires differentiated work and additional support.

The children placed on the special educational needs register have targets set for them to help them progress with their learning. The progress of these pupils is reviewed each term.

If your child is identified as having Special Educational Needs, you will be invited to talk to the class teacher and myself, the Special Needs Co-ordinator. In some cases we may discuss the possibility of seeking the expert advice of an outside agency, e.g. Learning Support Services, the Educational Psychologist or the Visual Impairment Team.

If you would like to discuss your child’s progress at any point just ring the main office and arrange a convenient time.

Yours sincerely

Miss Pal