At Westgate C.P. School we value all children irrespective of their abilities and achievements. We strive to ensure that all children make good progress throughout their school life. With the introduction of the Children and Families Act, the SEN code of practice was revised. In light of this there are statutory duties placed upon schools regarding the provision for children with SEN and Disabilities.
The Department for Education has released a guide for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
We have a dedicated Speech and Language Specialist Support Assistant, Mrs Green.
Mrs Green has over 20 years experience in supporting children with their speech & language. She acts as Therapy Partner for our weekly visiting NHS Speech Therapists and provides the vital therapy work between visits which enables detailed feedback to be given to the therapists. This ensures targets are met.
Individual care plans are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each child.
Support is provided for children with speech and language immaturity through to significant and complex disorders. This includes speech production and in all aspects of language development, including the use of Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC), Talkpad (Proloquo2go) and Makaton.
Children entering Westgate C.P. School and Nursery can:
Mrs Green works closely with our SENDCo Mr Jarvill and is happy to offer Parental support.