Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENDCo - Miss S. Whittaker
Deputy SENDCo - Miss N. Key
Contact - 01282 612807
Both Miss Key and I run Parent SEND Drop In Sessions. This is an opportunity for you to speak to either of us if you have a concern or a query regarding SEND and your child.
If you would like to meet with us informally please make an appointment through the School Office:
Every Thursday morning (9am-10am) with Miss Whittaker
Every Friday afternoon (2pm-3pm) with Miss Key
Our Special Needs Provision
Whitefield Infant School and Nursery is committed to meeting the special educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress. We currently have pupils with a variety of needs including hearing impairment, autism and other special educational needs. In line with our mission statement all the staff aim:
To promote children’s development by catering for their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and moral development.
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum having regard to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
To be aware of the needs of individual children, of their differing ages and abilities, and plan work accordingly.
To provide equal opportunities regardless of sex, race or culture.
To create a secure, attractive and happy environment, where children are respected as individuals and where pupils are encouraged to respect others and their environment.
To promote links with the community, with outside agencies, industry, local people and neighbouring schools.
To encourage parental involvement in the educational process and to offer opportunities for parents to become involved in the life of the school.
We recognise that every teacher is a teacher of every child or person including those with SEN.
Families are directed to the Local Offer on the Lancashire’s SEND local Offer website www.lancashire.gov.uk/send which outlines how the school caters for pupils with SEND.
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