Special Educational Needs
Vision for SEND at Walsh Memorial CE Infant School:
Walsh Memorial CE Infant School is a small, friendly, caring and inclusive community of learners. At Walsh Memorial CE Infant School, we are dedicated to achieving and celebrating success for all and we believe all teachers are teachers of SEND. We offer an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities. We aim to work closely with parents/carers to identify and remove possible barriers to learning and to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure all children are enabled to develop, learn, participate and achieve the best possible outcomes and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
We use the definition for SEN and for Disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2014). This states:
SEN – A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England.
Disability – Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is …” a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.”
“All teachers are teachers of children with special educational needs”
Contact details for our school SENCo: Mrs Vicky Brett firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SEND Governor is: Mrs Yvonne McLeod email@example.com
Please see our SEND Information Report
Please see our School Offer Walsh Memorial CE Infant School Offer 2022-2023
Surrey Local Offer: https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/
- British Dyslexia Association – www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
- Children and Families Act – www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/contents
- Children’s Communication Charity – www.ican.org.uk
- Mindworks –https://www.mindworks-surrey.org
- National Autistic Society – www.autism.org.uk
- Ofsted – www.ofsted.gov.uk
- Parent centred information about all aspects of SEND – www.specialneedsjungle.com
- SEND Advice Surrey – https://www.sendadvicesurrey.org.uk/ SEND Advice Surrey is Surrey’s Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities information, advice and support (SENDIAS) service. They provide information, advice and support to parents, carers and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years.
- SEND Code of Practice – www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
- Surrey County Council – www.surreycc.gov.uk
Comments, compliments and complaints
We welcome feedback regarding any of our school SEND documentation. Please direct this to the SENCo. If a parent/carer has questions or concerns about the school’s provision for a child with SEN he/she should first speak to the class teacher, then to the SENCo or the Head Teacher as appropriate. If it is necessary to pursue a complaint more formally, it will be referred to the Chair of Governors.