SEND and Inclusion
Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) at Park Walk Primary School
At Park Walk Primary School we ensure that all pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are supported, regardless of their specific needs, to make the best possible progress and achieve their potential in school. We ensure that all children are included in all areas of the curriculum, with the needs of SEND pupils carefully considered. At Park Walk Primary School we have a graduated approach to SEND, ensuring early identification of needs and a continuum of support for children in order to enable them to make progress. Please refer to our SEND Policy, which outlines the purpose, nature and management of special educational needs within our school.
Overview of our Provision
At Park Walk Primary School approximately 20% of children are on the SEND register. We have a comprehensive intervention programme to ensure the needs of all learners are met and these include:
Speech and Language Specialist Teaching Assistant
Social and Emotional Support Teaching Assistants
Maths Specialist Teaching Assistant
SEND Teaching Assistants allocated to various catch up groups to raise standards of attainment from Years 1 to 5.
Additional teaching support in Year 6 to help raise standards of attainment.
Throughout the year, we provide various workshops for all parents on how to support their children with their learning. These can include phonics, maths and language and communication sessions. We also provide information and coffee mornings for parents of children with SEND needs.
We are also fortunate to have a Play Therapist and a Social Worker to further support the children and families here at Park Walk.
Finally, as part of the Local Offer, we have support from our Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, CAHMs Support Worker and School Nurse. We also receive support from the Autism and Early Years Intervention Team and the Behaviour Intervention Team as part of our extended SEND support.
We are also fortunate to have a SEND Governor who supports the school in ensuring we meet the needs of all children with additional and special needs. Our SEND Governor is Lynden Easton – please see the Governors page for more information about Lynden’s background and role.
The information on our website complies with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 and is in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. This information is updated annually and any change to information occurring during the year is updated as soon as possible. If you would like further information about our Local and School Offer, please make an appointment with our SEND coordinator at the school office.
Admissions for children with a statement or Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP):
The Local Authority will send the school copies of the child’s most recent Statement or EHCP which outlines the child’s needs. The school will assess how well we can meet the child’s needs and will inform the local authority if a place is available. We strongly encourage that parents of children with additional needs visit the school and speak with the Special Needs Coordinator if you are thinking of naming us in the statement or EHCP. This will allow us the opportunity to meet and discuss any concerns you have and be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
Admissions for children with additional needs:
If your child has additional needs but no statement or EHCP please apply via the Local Authority route. We strongly encourage that parents of children with additional needs visit the school and speak with the Special Needs Coordinator if you are thinking of choosing our school. This will allow us the opportunity to meet and discuss any concerns you have and be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
School SENDCo - Immaculada Matthews (maternity leave - please contact Emily Caldwell)