The information report for Wavell Infant and Nursery School
“My child has Additional Educational Needs.”
At Wavell Infants and Nursery School we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different – this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
We are a hardworking team of staff and pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents and families. In doing so, working together, we know that we can provide a nurturing, positive, exciting environment for your child to thrive and learn to their full potential.
In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, this is different for every child and it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the experienced staff members working alongside the child, the child’s family and, where necessary, outside agencies* (e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist or an Educational Psychologist).
Typically, a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities will have an ILPP (Individual Learning Provision Plan) which sets out targets that are currently being worked on and details additional provision and support that is put in place for that child. The content of the ILPP is negotiated, as appropriate, with the child and the child’s family. This is why communicating regularly, on a daily/ weekly basis and at Parental Consultation Evenings is vitally important.
For many children, targets will be connected to learning and will often be specifically to do with literacy and numeracy. For other children, they may be to do with social interaction, communicating with children and adults, emotional difficulties, overcoming physical issues (for example problems to do with fine motor control) … the list is endless! The most important point is this: targets depend on the needs of the child.
The school offers many different forms of additional provision. This can include: additional in-class support; additional out-of-class support; one-to-one support; flexible groupings (including small group work); access to specific resources; and access to a wide range of outside agencies*. Additional provision is overseen by the school's SENCo and is designed and implemented by an excellent team of teachers, ably supported by a dedicated group of teaching assistants. Like with individual targets, the most important point is this: additional provision depends on the needs of the child.
In addition, all pupils benefit from a range of teaching and learning styles; a differentiated curriculum; a range of differentiated learning materials (both for reinforcement and extension); assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements; access to ICT; range of extra-curricular activities.
We recommend a visit to Wavell Infant and Nursery School to have a look around and talk to the staff. We are in the center of a friendly and welcoming community and look forward to meeting you and your child!
For more information about our SEND provision for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, and/or if you have any questions or queries about SEND, please speak to Mrs Ellar SENCo and refer to our SEND Policy in the Parents section under school policies which outlines current practice and procedures that are followed within school.