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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Raising Aspirations’

SEN

Westonzoyland Primary School and Pre-School actively seeks to provide an inclusive education where we value everyone and aim to nurture and develop happy, fulfilled, responsible and independent individuals.

 

Children with Special Educational Needs and / or disabilities may have additional learning, access or medical needs that call for special provision to be made in school. All children may have a special educational need at some point in their lives however children have a learning difficulty / need if: 

  • They have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
  • They have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities that are provided for children of the same age.

 

The early identification and initial assessment of children with special needs is important when providing support and intervention. The school encourages close liaison with parents and wherever possible to involve children in target-setting and reviews.

 

The school aims to provide an environment that focuses on;

  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Effective early interventions
  • Clear outcomes for the child
  • Raising aspirations for pupils

 

We have recently renewed our accreditation as a dyslexia-friendly school and a significant element of this is how we enhance communication in school. Currently we use the approach developed called ‘Somerset Total Communication’ (STC). This is a variety of communication tools to support communication i.e. signing, gesturing, symbols and pictures.

 

The Headteacher together with the SENCo (Special Needs Co-ordinator) is responsible for the operational management of the special needs provision in the school. The Governing Body has a delegated member who ensures that all systems for provision and monitoring are robust.

SENCO

To contact Sarah Brown, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, please call 01278 691381, email SBrown7@educ.somerset.gov.uk or fill in the below form.

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