SEND and Inclusion
SEND and Inclusion
Designated SEND and Inclusion Lead - B Dawes
The term SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. At Northwood Park, we strive to provide an inclusive curriculum in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and the Equalities Act (2010), where all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and to develop as happy and successful individuals. We celebrate and value the diversity of our community and take into account every child’s individual needs and experiences in order to prepare them for life beyond primary school.
Everyone at Northwood Park treats others as they wish to be treated and we work hard as a team to promote inclusivity and recognise diversity as an asset of ours. We actively celebrate the contribution of all individuals and groups within the school community and ensure that access and opportunities are equally available to everyone. Children with SEND are given equal opportunities and first-hand learning experiences to discover their own hidden talents, skills and new passions despite any barriers they may face.
Our SEND and Inclusion Lead has direct responsibility for ensuring that the school has appropriate educational provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is Sarah Baker.
Northwood Park's SEND Information Report
We are committed to providing high quality teaching that allows all children, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, to embed and build-on prior learning in order to reach their full potential. Planning is personalised to meet the needs of each child and lessons taught are carefully differentiated. Staff use a variety of teaching styles, resources and additional adult support during lessons to remove any barriers to learning.
Please download our SEND Information Report for detailed information about the support in place for pupils with SEND.
The school complies with the Disability Discrimination Act 2001 by ensuring that the needs of disabled people are considered when planning the education offered by the school. We have substantial and extensive facilities throughout school to ensure disability access for children, staff and visitors.
Administration of Medicines at School
Non prescribed medicines will not be administered in school. For medication that children are required to take during the day, medication should display a printed label which clearly identifies the child, dosage and number of times required. This will be kept in school and administered by a member of staff who has received administering medication training. Parents must complete a heath care form upon the start of the child's medication.
SEND Parent Forum
The SEND Parent Forum meet termly in school. The forum provides parents of children with SEND the opportunity to voice their opinions relating to SEND support in school.
The Wolverhampton Local Offer
The Wolverhampton Local Offer sets out all services available to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, from birth to 25 years, and their families.
The Local Offer can be found on the City of Wolverhampton's website (see link below).
Details of the Wolverhampton Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) for parents and carers of children with additional needs can be found on their website (see link below).
Any complaints will be handled by your child's class teacher in the first instance, then by Mr Rogers or one of our senior teachers using our complaints policy.