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Widden Primary School


SEND at Widden

   Miss Newbury – SENCo and DTLAC

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our Widden Primary School community values the diverse nature of the school population. All pupils, at some time in their education, might need additional support in a particular area of their learning and understanding, their social or emotional development or require support for their mental health.

A pupil has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision; that is provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.

Pupils may have needs in one or more of the following areas:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Physical and medical

Whatever the need of the pupil, we will ensure that through early identification and intervention, an appropriate SEND plan is provided with parental involvement at an early stage.

If a pupil requires a SEND plan for their special educational need or disability, they will be placed on the ‘Graduated Pathway’; this provides the right level of support at the right time.

Details of the Graduated Pathway can be found here:

All SEND plans are reviewed with parents/carers at least every term with the class teacher.  These meetings may also be attended by myself and other professionals.

At the review, appropriate adjustments are made to the plan to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the pupil.

The SEND ASSESS, PLAN, DO, REVIEW cycle takes place at specific points during the year when parents will be invited to discuss their child's plan:

  • Second week after the October half term
  • Second week after the February half term
  • Second week after the May half term

If at any point parents/carers have concerns about their child’s progress or attainment, or are concerned that their child may have additional needs, they are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss their concerns with their child’s class teacher in the first instance.  

A request to meet with me can either be made:

Miss Newbury, SENDCo and Designated Teacher for Children in Care