SEND at Warren Wood
A child or young person has special educational needs and disabilities if they have a learning difficulty and/or a disability that means they need special health and education support, we shorten this to SEND.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
- physical ability
If a pupil is making less than expected progress then they may be considered to have SEND, requiring additional support and to be placed on the SEND Register.
Please take a look at the letter in the files section about changes to our SEND register for September 2023.
What is a 1 Page Profile?
A one page profile is a summary of what we like and admire about our children, what matters to them and how best to support them.
They are a way for our children to have a voice in how they are supported and to have their strengths acknowledged and appreciated. This helps to raise their self esteem and confidence. They are also a great way as a parent to be able to share your “expertise” by explaining ways in which you support their child. The idea of a One Page Profile is that any person can pick it up and quickly have an overview of what matters to your child, how to support them and also their strengths and personality.
A 1 Page profile is used at Warren Wood for those children who do not require targets on a SEND Support Plan.
What is a SEND Support plan?
A SEND plan sets out support, beyond that of First Quality Teaching, and identifies outcomes a child will be working towards within a certain time frame to enable them to make progress in areas they find challenging. A SEND plan records outcomes in the four areas outlined in the SEND Code of Pracrtice. These areas are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Sensory and Physical, and SEMH. A child may have outcomes in more than one area, which may alter over time.
A child can have a SEND Support plan at any point during their education. At Warren Wood we continually moitor chldren's progress and attainment. SEND plans are devised with parental/carer and outside agency input. They are reviewed termly with new outcomes being agreed.
If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher about your child's progress, please do not hesitate to contact school or email the SENDCo.
What is an EHC plan?
An Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s aged up to 25 special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve. This means an EHC plan can give a child or young person extra educational support. It can also give parents and young people more choice about which school or other setting the child or young person can attend.
An EHC plan can only be issued after a child or young person has gone through the process of an Education, Health and Care needs assessment. An EHC Needs Assessment will not always lead to an EHC plan. The information gathered during an EHC Needs Assessment may indicate ways in which the school, college or other provider can meet the child or young person’s needs without an EHC plan.
What is Person Centred Planning?
If your child is awarded an EHC plan, outcomes within will be used to support your child. The plan will be reviewed annually with yourselves, teaching staff and any outside agencies who support your child.
What is an EHCP Annual Review?