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Special Educational Needs and Disability

For all of our detailed policies and reports & further S.E.N.D. information follow this link:

Mrs D. Gadd (Deputy Headteacher & Year 5 teacher)  is our S.E.N.D.Co * at Wellfield. She is assisted by Mrs J. Pay the Headteacher and Mrs J. Cook (Family Learning Mentor). However class teachers and teaching assistants are all involved in ensuring your child makes the best possible progress. All of these  staff are happy to have discussions, formal or informal with parents and carers. We firmly believe that our strength lies in team work and our commitment to a joint approach with everyone involved with the education and wellbeing of your child.


* Special educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.

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'.