Special Educational Needs and Disabilities & Inclusion
Our school prides itself on its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. The SEND team works very closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions using resources from within the school and from the support services within the Authority. The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and where necessary the SENCo.
The Acting SENCo for our school is Mrs Hartley.
Her email address is email@example.com.
The SEND Team consists of our SENCo, Specialist Teacher, an ELSA, an Elklan trained Speech and Language Teaching Assistant and a Learn to Move trained Teaching Assistant.
The school is proud of its ability to support children with a variety of special needs and has taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs. The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.
If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child and Special Educational Needs and Disability, please give the school a call and we will be happy to provide both information and support.
For more information on SEND within education please read these useful guides:
The Local Offer
All schools and Local Authorities now have a responsibility to publish a 'Local Offer'. This contains information about local provision for children and young people who are disabled and those with special educational needs (SEND). Each school also publishes its own School Information Report.
Below is also the link to Dorset's local offer - further information for children with special educational needs and/or a disability.
Wimborne First School is a mentally healthy school that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
A whole-school approach involves all parts of the school community working together and being committed to a culture where wellbeing lies at the heart of our practice.