Special Educational Needs Policy, Inclusion and our School Offer

Welcome to Westfield Infant School's SEND Information Report. All school's have a duty to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the policy for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our school aims to:

  • • provide a caring environment based on mutual trust and respect
  • • provide a rich and stimulating learning environment
  • • enable each child to achieve confidence and success in a broad and balanced curriculum
  • • enable each child to live co-operatively with others, irrespective of age, gender, creed, class, colour or ability
  • • take into account the views of the children, parents/guardians and all professionals involved with the children

These aims apply to all our children regardless of race, gender, creed, ability or disability and provide the basis for all decision making within the school. Children with SEND, whether those needs relate to physical, behavioural or cognitive problems, will be afforded the same rights and responsibilities as other pupil members of the school's community. Please refer to our Inclusion Statement.

Westfield Infant School has a Pupil Admission Number (PAN) of 70 and there are currently 209 children on roll. We cater for children from 4 - 7 years of age.

Key People:

Head Teacher – Mrs R Risorto
SENCO – Ms J Nash
SEND Governor – Mr D Hirst

The admission arrangements for all pupils are in accordance with national legislation, including the Equality Act 2010. This includes children with any level of SEND; those with Statements or Education, Health and Care Plans, and those without.

Our last OFSTED inspection was carried out in April 2009 and the school was graded as outstanding.

'Pupils with learning difficulties, and/or other disabilities and those with an identified specific need achieve as well as others, because of the very effective support that they receive'.

'Pupils' outstanding personal development reflects their obvious enjoyment of school. Pupils feel extremely safe and secure'.

Our Approach to Teaching Learners with SEND

At Westfield Infant School we ensure that all pupils in our school are equally valued by having equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.

Our school:

  • • has effective management systems and procedures in place for SEND, taking into account the current Code of Practice (2014)
  • • has successful communication between teachers, children with SEND, parents of children with SEND, Teaching Assistants who run groups and outside agencies
  • • acknowledges and draws on parents' knowledge and expertise in relation to their own child
  • • is committed to developing the knowledge and skills of all the staff to manage the challenges of the range of needs in the school, and to ensure that all support is of high quality
  • • has an effective review cycle that allows us to monitor, review and plan for the next steps of development based on the ASSESS PLAN DO REVIEW cycle
  • • ensures that consideration for SEND crosses all curriculum areas and all aspects of teaching and learning

For further information, please click here to go to our School Policies & Forms page or click below to go to the Derbyshire Local Offer