What we do to support children with Special Educational Needs:
We respect each child as an individual, nurturing them to achieve high standards whilst becoming independent and successful learners. All our children are happy, safe and secure. WPPA is fully inclusive offering accessibility to all learners from Early Years to Year 6, we endeavour to offer our children small classes (25) with a teacher and 2 teaching assistants in EYs and KS1 and a teacher and teaching assistant in KS2.
We provide an exciting, stimulating, creative curriculum so that our children make good progress and have opportunities to learn and play in a variety of settings
We recognise the importance of early intervention to identify Special Educational Needs. We have strong and supportive links with outside professionals including Speech Therapists and Educational Psychologists. We also have support from the 'ASCEND' hub.
Teachers, in discussion with parents and other staff who work with the children, will discuss potential difficulties or special educational needs a child may have with the Assistant Head Teacher (inclusion) – Mrs Shirley Gardner, and we involve parents and children in all decision making
We aim to provide quality provision to support and include children within the classroom. Where concerns have been raised, recognised and recorded, a programme of targeted support and classroom strategies are put in place to address the needs identified. Where necessary, support may be provided in a small group or on a one-to-one basis to deliver specific programmes of support.
An Individual Learning Plan for each individual child with an identified need, will be drawn up to show strategies and resources that will enable them to access the curriculum within the classroom.
For more information contact Shirley Gardner, the school's Inclusion Manager, via the school office.
The following documents provide families with information about how we meet the needs of all children.
Click here for our SEND Information report
Click here for Warden Park Primary Academy SEND policy for parents
Click here for 'A Protocol to support parental engagement during the education journey for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.'
Anti- Bullying Alliance
WPPA has been recognised for its work to ensure children with special education needs are able to access the same facilities and education as all other children and that they are happy and thrive at our school. To recognise this work the school was awarded the following status:
West Sussex Compass Card
Do you have a child with a statement of SEN, and Education Health Care plan or who receives the lower rate of DLA?. If so you can apply for a West Sussex Compass Card. This will entitle you to reduced admission rates or other offers at selected places in the County (eg swimming, bowling, climbing, Brighton Sealife Centre etc).
If you think you might be eligible please follow this link http://amazebrighton.org.uk/services-and-support/the-compass-card/compass-card-west-sussex/ to find a registration form which must be completed.
If you have any queries please telephone the Parent Carer Forum on 01903 726188.