School Ethos for SEND
From time to time, some children may need additional help, either to overcome a learning difficulty or to ensure that the curriculum fully matches their ability. Specialist help is available within the school. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Anica De Sa Pereira, oversees the work of a team of specialists and classroom assistants who support and advise Class Teachers.
At Westvale Park Primary Academy School and Nursery, we believe that every child is entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to provide a caring learning environment, rich in stimulation, that will meet the needs of all pupils, and foster their academic, emotional and physical development in order that every child reaches their full potential.
The SENCo regularly contacts parents to keep them updated with any issues or considerations of new strategies. Parents can contact or make an appointment to see or talk to the SENCo at a convenient time if they have a concern or need advice.
The broad areas of SEND are:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical
The Head of School, Mrs Kelly, became a Special Needs Coordinator in 2013. She has been a Designated Safeguarding Lead and in charge of Looked After Children since 2016. She has led Quality First Teaching initiatives, and been inclusion leader in two schools. Her passion is still prevalent and, as a result, we prioritise staff training in Quality First Teaching so that all pupils thrive.
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