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Special Educational Needs and Disability

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Mrs Gadd is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher. She is always happy to talk with parents about even the smallest worry about their child. Please ring the school office on 01282 436935 or email c/o to make an appointment to arrange a suitable time to discuss your worry.

At Wellfield, the school community seeks to develop happy and confident children who are challenged to aspire to excellence whilst caring for, and respecting, themselves and others. We are committed to providing an environment that will develop a happy and healthy child. We believe this is the key to encouraging each child to achieve his/her full potential and to become a responsible and independent citizen.

We at Wellfield Church School value the contribution that every child can make. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible educational progress and other outcomes for all of our pupils whatever their needs and abilities. The school seeks to raise achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access to all. All children with SEND are valued, respected and equal members of the school. Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with SEND.


If you have any concerns, however small you feel they may be, please arrange to speak to Mrs Gadd and she will do her best along with the class teacher and Mrs Pay to ensure that your concerns are addressed.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0 – 25 years (2014):  states that:


A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (SEN) 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


At Wellfield Church School we believe that:

· all children should be valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties

· all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs

· all teachers are teachers of children with SEN

· all children can be enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, supporting and encouraging

· effective assessment and provision for children with SEN will be secured with partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and any relevant outside agencies


The SEND section of this website (About Us - Key Policies) contains information about SEN and some of the many ways in which we seek to fulfil our responsibilities to those children who may need support during their time with us.


At our school, Mrs D. Gadd (SENDCo) or Mrs J. Cook our Family Learning Mentor can help. We also access help through certain specialist services and buy a range of special provision directly into school to help children and their families, such as Speech and Language support and Educational Psychology services.

To find out more about our Local Offer, please click on the                'About Us' tab then select 'Policies'.

FIND Newsletter Autumn 2018