Special Needs

The SENCO at Westdale is Sarah James

The Governors responsible for SEND are Linda Randall, Annette Palmer and Nicki Ferrin

To see the SEND Information Report click here

The Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer page is here

School processes:

To see our process for identifying children with SEND, click here

At school we focus on adaptive teaching in classrooms and have used the EEF guidance on this to support us. The Five a Day guidance is a really helpful tool for us to use to guide practice in classrooms. Teaching strategies that support children with SEND also support all children in the classroom.

In addition, we can provide children with quality interventions where they are needed to accelerate progress.

Outside agencies we can refer to:

Click here to read information about the Schools and Families Specialist Services. Schools can refer to these services through a termly 'Springboard' meeting.

Speech and Language Therapy Services can be accessed where appropriate through a school referral.

We can also refer to the Nottinghamshire Healthy Families Team and to the Mental Health Support Team.

Resources for children with SEND

This leaflet provides some information about the graduated response towards SEND in Nottinghamshire schools.

Dyslexia resources and support:

Have a look at the British Dyslexia Association website here and the Dyslexia Association site here.

Advice on supporting a child with dyslexia from the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust

This wheel shows all sorts of useful apps for people with dyslexia.

Touch typing is a great skill to learn for children with dyslexia. Doorway Online is a free site with activities to try. This site is also useful for spelling activities.

Also try Dance Mat typing on the BBC Bitesize website.

Nessy has a free youtube channel containing lots of resources for children with dyslexia or memory difficulties.

This document from Nottinghamshire County Council contains advice for parents who feel their child may be dyslexic.

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