Our school SENDCo is Miss Jessica Sadler.
At Woodlands, we endeavour to create an inclusive, supportive and aspirational learning environment that is responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills. We are committed to working together with all members of the school community. We enjoy sharing and celebrating the achievements everybody and believe in participation for all!
We monitor progress of all learners, and staff continually assess, ensuring that learning is taking place.
At different times in their school career, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice defines SEND as:
“A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
If a learner is identified as having SEND, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.
We work in collaboration with parents, children, teachers, support staff and the school SENDCo to gather views, identify barriers to learning and put in place the appropriate support for the learner. For some leaners, we may want to seek advice from specialist teams and services to provide support, intervention and expertise. Examples of the various specialist teams include, but are not limited to:
Specialist/Learning Advisory Teachers
Speech and Language Therapists
Occupational Health Therapists
‘School 2 School’ advice from special schools
Support from Specialist Resource Bases (SRBs)
Please find below a link to our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy.
Our SEND Information Report is part of the Norfolk Local Offer for SEND, which can be found here. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-local-offer
The Norfolk Community Directory is also a good place to search for activities, services and groups in Norfolk, including those that are part of the Norfolk Local Offer. https://communitydirectory.norfolk.gov.uk