Welcome to the Special Education Needs section of our website. All schools have a legal duty to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEN.
Here you will find information about the provision that we offer at Winnersh Primary School to support children with special educational needs or disabilities, as well as access to links to documents, reports, workshops and resources.
SENCo: Mrs K Keeler firstname.lastname@example.org
SEN LSA: Mrs T Jadav and Mrs A Fry
From left, rear - Mrs Jadav, Mrs Watts, Mrs Champ, front - Mrs Fry, Mrs Keeler, Mrs Winspur
Nurture Support - Mrs M Champ and Mrs B Winspur, Speech and Language - Mrs H Watts
What are Special Educational Needs?
Special Educational Needs, or SEN, is a term that is used to describe pupils who have needs over and above those that can be met by good quality classroom teaching. These needs may be within communication and interaction; cognition and learning; social and emotional health; or sensory and/or physical difficulties. They may be for a short period or throughout a child’s educational life. They may be identified before a child has even entered school or they may come to be recognised at a specific point in their education.
Some Useful Learning Topics
Rainbow room is used by members of the SEN team to deliver individual and group interventions.
The SENCo also runs ‘Rainbow Club’ 4 times a week from 12:30-1:00pm to support children who need more structure during their lunchtimes and who benefit from a quieter and calmer environment.
Some children have a variety of sensory issues and the SENCo and the SEN LSA’s run ‘Sensory Circuits’ each morning from 08:30-08:45.
Sensory Circuits helps the children’s bodies and minds to become more alert and awake, It is a great way to prepare them for the start of their school day. It also encourages independence as the children take ownership of their own individual visual programme.
Our Nurture room is used to deliver Nurture programmes for children needing some extra emotional support.
It is also used for Speech and Language Therapy and members of the SEN team deliver both 1:1 and group work in here.
Our sensory den can be found in this room and children who need some extra sensory support can use this room whenever they need a sensory break.
SEN Information Report
This is an annual account of detailed information about our arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for children with SEN.
Here you can read how the SEN Code of Practice will be delivered. It has links with the school’s values and vision, structures and procedures and is updated every three years.
SEN Local Offer
This link will show you what is on offer in Wokingham’s Local Offer ~ Services for children with SEND, and is published on the local authority portal. Schools in the Wokingham West Cluster have co-operatively contributed to this and there is some degree of information overlap between the information report and the local offer.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Here is a link for SENDIASS which is useful support service for parents. They can help to give parents advice about all areas of special needs including explaining how EHCP’s work and options for education. The link can be found here.