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Wexham School

Wexham School
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At Wexham, in line with the SEN code of practice [2014], we believe that most pupils needs will be met in the classroom through high quality teaching and differentiation. Most pupils will make progress through such teaching. The quality of teaching and differentiation is regularly reviewed by SLT and members of the SEN department to ensure that all teachers are planning appropriate work so that all pupils can access the curriculum. Regular in-school sessions are held to update school staff on appropriate strategies to support pupils in mainstream lessons.

Additional Offer

In the SEN code pupils have SEND if they:

Have a significant greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age

Or

Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the facilities available at Wexham.

As outlined in the code there are 4 areas of SEND-

  1. Communication and interaction.
  2. Cognition and learning.
  3. Social, mental and emotional health.
  4. Sensory or physical.

Pupils can be identified as having SEND through the following-

  • Liaison with primary schools or previous school.
  • Concerns raised by a parent/ carer.
  • Concerns raised by Leaders of year/ departments.
  • Analysis of school data.

When a pupil has a special educational need they will be added to the school send register. The register is regularly updated and informs school staff on each pupil’s needs and appropriate strategies. Pupils may receive additional, short term intervention for s specific need. This will generally be small group or 1:1 support for 6-10 weeks and may involve staff based at school or support from a relevant outside agency.

The interventions running and the outside agencies working in school, vary according to current need in the school.

Currently [April 2016] we are running the following in school programmes

Social skills groups

Anger management sessions

Mentoring activities

Literacy /numeracy interventions

Thinking skills groups

Speech and language work

We also have a number of outside agencies currently working within the school

Educational Psychologist

SEBDOS [Slough service to support pupils with emotional needs.]

Footiebugs- leadership and mentoring through football

Slough Youth Services

If a parent has concerns they are encourage to speak to their child’s form tutor, initially but the SENCo and other SEN staff are always as available at parents evenings and progress meetings. They can also be contacted through the main school number.