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The children describe in their own words what helps them at William Morris School. Enjoy!
At William Morris Primary School, all pupils are equally valued. We aim to provide an exciting and inspiring, balanced curriculum for all children, whatever their ability or need. Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with a special educational need or disability.
A child has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child has a learning difficulty if they:
Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
Have a disability, which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of the educational facilities of a kind, provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority
Nationally, about 20% of children may have some form of special educational needs at some time.
The teaching staff at William Morris work with the Blue Kite Academy Trust SEND team to ensure they support the children academically, physically and socially. The school maintains a very close working relationship with children, staff, parents and outside agencies. Staff are trained to deal with a wide range of individual needs and to ensure all children are treated equally. The school, in consultation with the Trust Inclusion Manager and Governing Body, will review the provision for children with SEND every year. Parents will always be closely involved in all aspects of special provision.
Our school aims to:
Understand that children may have complex needs – medical, physical, emotional and behavioural.
Acknowledge the responsibility of all staff in the process of identifying a child’s SEND.
Identify and meet the needs of all pupils who have special educational needs as early as possible.
Work in partnership with parents to meet, discuss and address their child’s SEND requirements.
Give all pupils equal access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, including the Statutory Frameworks, which is differentiated to meet individual needs.
Adopt a staged approach through following the SEN Code of Practice.
Track children’s assessment progress
Consult with outside agencies about formal assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans when necessary.
Ensure that there is close co-operation between all agencies concerned and a multi-disciplinary approach is adopted.
Adequately resource children to meet their educational needs.
Inform and liaise with the Governing Body.
Monitor and review our procedures on a regular basis.
Since 2014, the Government has required all Local Authorities and schools in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision that are available in its own area for children and young people aged 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND) and outside of its area for the children and young people for whom it is responsible, regardless of whether or not they have Education, Health and Care Plans. This is known as the Local Offer. Please click here to access Swindon’s Local Offer and here to access William Morris Primary’s contribution to the Local Offer.
For SENCo related queries, please contact Mrs Emily Day at email@example.com
Swindon SEND Families Voice are the parent partnership organisation within Swindon and are a useful source of support and information to families with children with SEND. You can also find their Facebook page here.
The SEND room is an online Facebook support group for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 in Swindon who have any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Swindon. The aim of the group is to support one another, meet others in the local area who understand, to share information and experiences.
Click here for Swindon’s SEND newsletters and SEND family news splash.
Please click to download copies of these documents. If you require paper copies please contact the school office.
Updated SEND Information Report - Draft
Useful abbreviations of acronyms, used within Special Educational Needs
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENCo – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
EHCP – Education Health and Care Plan
SEMH – Social Emotional and Mental Health
SASS – Swindon Autism Support Service
SCID – Social Communication and Interaction Difficulties
SALT – Speech and Language Therapy
EHR – Early Help Record
TaMHs – Targeted Mental Health service
EP – Educational Psychologist
IPP – Individual Play Plan
ISP – Individual Support Plan
HNF – High Needs Funding
SIASS - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information Advice & Support Service
SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed
CI – Communication and Interaction
CL – Communication and Language
VI – Visual impairment
HI – Hearing impairment