Special Educational Needs and Disability
Children who have different learning needs and who are at least a year or more behind their peers may need an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
This plan sets individual targets which are monitored termly.
Useful SEND websites
Four useful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: www.starfall.com www.ictgames.com www.topmarks.co.uk www.crickweb.co.uk http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html - A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories.
www.ipsea.org.u k – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice. www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources).
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills. www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists. www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN. www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour.
https://www.autismspeaks.org/ – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library www.singinghands.co.uk - Singing Hands – have produced a video with 25 songs for children who are learning signing before their speech has developed or have hearing or communication difficulties
www.masteringmemory.co.uk - Boosting working memory programs for children 2-11 (or 11-adult.)
Cerebra - help to support parents/carers with children who have sleep issues. They also have a stress helpline.
www.specialolympics.org - Special Olympics – provide training and the opportunity to compete locally and nationally in a variety of sporting activities for children and young people with a learning disability. Organising new activities where specialist sports activities do not exist.
www.soundabout.org.uk - Soundabout – information about special music making workshops for children, young people and adults with disabilities. www.talkingpoint.org.uk - Speech and Language Services – Talking Point provides a guide to speech and language services and useful links to other associated websites. www.youngminds.org.uk - Young Minds – a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children, advice about depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues affecting children, see website for details. SOS SEN - A national charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and disabilities to access the help they are entitled to, particularly in the education system.
www.rnib.org.uk - There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support, advice and information to anyone with a sight problem. Their pioneering work helps not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
Jungle memory - Online memory training for youngsters aged 6-16. Requires a subscription. www.lucid-research.com - Memory boosters for children aged 4-11, especially those with special educational needs. www.mentalhealth.org.uk - Mental Health Foundation has on-line information about anxiety, depression, ADHD etc.
Within this the children can be receiving various stages of support:
Westbury Infant School plans - where by children are supported through focused interventions in school
Special Educational Need support - where the child will also receive support from outside agencies, such as behaviour support and statements where the child will be supported by outside agencies and the school will be given a high level of support.
Parents are involved in setting and reviewing these on a regular basis. The school has a SENCO (Mrs Amy Rockey) who manages this.
Please see our SEND policy below which will provide you more information on our school provisions:SEND policyAlso, please see our which may answer any queries you may have, if you need further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office. The school offer also shows the provision we provide:SEND Information Report Part 1
Below is our school's intervention provision map, giving a menu of all the interventions we provide in school :
At Westbury Infant School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils in our care. The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils is taken seriously and all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities and will do all they can to provide a safe, caring and positive environment where children feel happy and secure.
Our Accessibility Plan 2018-2020
From September 2002, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 outlaws discrimination by schools and LEA`s against either current, or prospective disabled pupils in their access to education. It is a requirement that the school’s accessibility plan is resourced, implemented and reviewed and revised as necessary.
This plan sets out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA: increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum (this includes teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits); improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services (this includes improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education; improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled (this will include planning to make written information that is normally provided by schools to its pupils available to disabled pupils.
Examples might include handouts, timetables, textbooks and information about school events etc). The information should take account of the pupils’ disabilities, the preferred format of pupils and parents, and be made available within a reasonable time frame. Westbury Infant School aims to treat all stakeholders, including pupils, prospective pupils, staff, governors and other members of the school community favourably and, wherever possible, takes reasonable steps to avoid placing anyone at a substantial disadvantage.
The school aims to work closely with disabled pupils, their families and any relevant Outside Agencies, in order to remove or minimise any potential barriers to learning, which puts them at a disadvantage, but allows them to learn, achieve and participate fully in school life. The school is active in promoting positive attitudes to disabled people in the school and in planning to increase access to education for all disabled pupils.
As part of the school’s continued communication with parents, carers and other stakeholders we continually look at ways to improve accessibility through data collection, questionnaires and parental discussions.