Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Welcome to our SEND information page. We hope that you will find this information useful. We aim to describe the support available for your child in order that they are able to reach their full potential.

The Federation is committed to a policy of including all children, where the teaching and learning achievements, attitudes and well-being of all, matter.

We believe that all children, regardless of ability and behaviour, are valued equally. Children with SEND are not viewed as separate, but are part of the whole school approach, where different children’s needs are recognised and met through varied and flexible provision.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Joanne Campbell, supported by our Executive Headteacher, Mrs Brannen.

Our Governor with responsibility for SEND across the Federation is Mrs Weatherhead. 

We actively encourage parents to support us with their child’s learning.  The effectiveness of provision for children and young people with SEND at Whalton is monitored by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Brannen on a termly basis, where together they review the interventions taking place and a written report is presented and discussed with Mrs Weatherhead, as Governor, before being submitted to the Full Governing Body. 

If you have any queries regarding SEND, please arrange an appointment to see Mrs Campbell in the first instance; you can organise this directly or through Miss Johnston our Office Manager.

 
Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy - this policy has been adopted from Northumberland County Council and will be updated with any changes as required.  
 
For your information:  A small green slip will be sent home with any children who have minor injuries at school.
 
Please Note:  Only medications prescribed by your GP or clinician can be administered.

The Local Authority, Northumberland County Council, has a Local Offer** which has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available for young people with SEND
  • To make provision more responsive to local need and aspirations by directly involving young people with SEND, parents and carers and service providers in its development and review
 
**The Local Offer is essentially the provision available for young people with SEND (Special Education Needs / Disabilities). This requirement is laid out by the Children’s and Families Bill 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice January 2015.
 
For more information on the local authority's local offer, click here:

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/SEND-Local-offer.aspx