Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Providing for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a key part of a successful inclusive school. There is a shared expectation that all pupils regardless of their specific needs should be offered inclusive quality teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
The school may offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory and physical needs. Details of support available and processes relating to this can be found in the Belleville SEND Information Report (Local Offer). Additional services may also be accessed via the Wandsworth Local Offer via the Family Information Services.
We aim to provide induction, training, coaching and support to help teachers achieve good practice in teaching all children. This is achieved by working with parents and children and staff by monitoring plans, lessons and books, providing interventions, and seeking external advice to ensure that all children receive the provision they require.
Our Special Education Needs Policy is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.
If you wish to talk to us about your child’s needs or provisions please speak to your child’s class teacher or the Special Educational Needs Coordinator:
Vicki Brand - Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Parent and Carer information
In September 2014 a number of changes were made to the law for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Please find attached a letter from Edward Timpson, the Minister for Children and Families, summarising the changes.
Additional information can also be found on the
Family Information Service (FIS) website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fis or from
Wandsworth Council and Positive Parent Action at www.positveparentaction.org.uk or www.wandsworth.gov.uk/pps.
Parent and Carer Guide
Special educational needs and disability code of practice from the the Dept of Education
Top Children & Families Bill Myths – Statements & EHC Plans from the SEN Information Organisations Group
Top Children & Families Bill Myths from the SEN Information Organisations Group
Download the the programme for CAMHS evening seminars for this term.
Download this document regarding a conference on ADHD 'Understanding Attention Deficit Disorders in Primary aged children'