Special Educational Needs and Disability
School SENDCo: Mrs Vikki Hall BA (Hons); NASC
SEND Administrator: Mrs Jackie Kennedy
SEND Governor: Father Charlie Hill
Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School is committed to meeting the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) of all pupils in our care and ensuring that they make good progress whilst at our school. Through our Christian values, teaching and collective Worship our school provides a safe environment in which each child can grow in understanding. We aim to find the particular strengths of each individual and nurture these so encouraging all learners to fulfil their true potential.
Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with SEND. If children are not able to ‘learn the way we teach’ then we must ‘teach the way they learn’. Good practice for pupils with Special Educational Needs is good practice for all. We believe all pupils at Wellfield have the right to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum which engages children and prepares them for their journey through life. We aim to ensure that all pupils with SEND will achieve maximum access to this curriculum and make subsequent progress through the co-operation, understanding and planning skills shared by teachers, support staff, support agencies, parents, governors and children.
All the staff at Wellfield Church School strive to raise the aspirations and expectations for our children with SEND, providing a focus on outcomes. All pupils are valued and their self-esteem promoted. We aim to work in close partnership with parents/carers who play an active and valued role in their child’s education.
Staff at Wellfield follow the Graduated Response pathway to supporting children identified with SEND. We aim to provide targeted support to meet a child's individual needs. In the majority of cases, this support will be provided through school staff and resources and monitored through Individual Achievement Plans. The school also works in partnership with NHS therapists and consultants, specialist teachers, Educational Psychologists and local support networks for additional intervention and guidance.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding SEND, please contact the school SENDCo Mrs Vikki Hall by e-mailing the school office.
God says I am:
Created by Him: Psalm 139:13
Loved: Jeremiah 31:3
His Family: Ephesians 2:19
Victorious: 1 Corinthians 15:57
Below are the various documents which help to explain the support available at Wellfield and the policies behind this practice.
These newsletters provide useful articles along with information on local support groups and activity sessions available for children with SEND.
Please click on the links to access websites which can provide advice and guidance for families of children with SEND.