‘Pupils feel safe and their behaviour is outstanding.’
SEN (Special Education Needs)
During their time at school, pupils may be identified as having a special educational need (SEN). This need may not be permanent and some children may be identified as having SEN for some of their school life, for others they may be identified as having SEN for the whole time they are at Wilkes Green Junior School. The child’s need will be categorised using the SEN Code of Practice’s (DFE 2015) four broad areas of need: Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social Emotional and mental Health or Sensory/Physical.
The school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator ensures that there are strategies in place which supports the child and enables them to access the curriculum. At times external agencies such as, Educational Psychology Service, Pupil and School Support, Hearing and Visual Impairment Team, Communication and Autism Team and Medical Specialists, will offer support following requests from the schools Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
The school provides equal access to opportunities to all its pupils, including those with disabilities. There is access to all ground floor areas and the school reviews its accessibility plan on a regular basis. Access to a toilet facility for wheelchair users is located in the Training Room. Please discuss any temporary or long term needs with the school.
The SEN Policy was updated to February 2015.