Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) section of our website. Here you will find out how we support children with special educational needs and disabilities, through our SEN Information Report, which has been broken down into useful questions at the bottom of this page. You will also find links to the Derbyshire Local Offer and our SEND Policy.
We have an inclusive, proactive and child-centered approach to supporting pupils with additional educational needs and are supported by the Local Authority (LA) to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress in school. We use different interventions and approaches to address specific areas of need when deciding how to support your child. The four ‘broad areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and Sensory and Physical Needs.
We know how to achieve educational inclusion by:
Mrs O'Hara is the school SENCO and has an open door policy to all parents at South Wingfield Primary.
Special Educational Needs reform
As from the 1st September 2014 the Department for Education have introduced reforms to the way support is provided to children with Special Educational Needs. These reforms are very wide reaching and impact significantly on how we work with parents and support children.
Derbyshire have produced a 'Local Offer'. Derbyshire's Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups. The Local Offer simply aims to pull information about available services into one place and make it clear and accessible for you and your family. You can find out more by clicking the link below.
Personal Budgets for EHCPs
In order to aid the understanding and accessibility of information related to Personal Budgets through Personalisation processes and burst some of the myths around them an eLearning package with a linked in film has been produced and is now posted onto the Derbyshire Local Offer.
The linked in film was made with the full involvement of four separate young people, their support staff and families showing their experiences in using Personal Budgets/Personal Health Budgets to meet a variety of life experiences, including education and how they were able to use Person Centred Approaches to realise Outcomes named within their support plans/EHCP’s. The film also touches on the importance of Person Centred reviewing.
How does the school know if pupils need extra help?
Children are identified as having special educational needs (SEN) through a variety of ways including the following:-
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