" I feel that Whiteparish School really cares about our SEND child and have made important adaptations and changes to benefit our daughter."
-Year 5 parent
"Our child with SEND has flourished at Whiteparish School and absolutely loves school. With support of SEND she now has the confidence to contribute regularly in class and she even read out loud in the school service at the church."
- Year 5 parent
At Whiteparish we celebrate the uniqueness of everyone in our community. We understand the importance of providing an engaging and inclusive curriculum to everyone. We have high standards and all teachers employ Quality First Teaching Strategies, to enable all children to make progress and have their needs met. We believe that by making meaningful adjustments to teaching and learning to support those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), we enable all children to 'Shine their Light unto the World'.
We as a staff work closely alongside parents, carers and external agencies in order to foster a supportive network around children with SEND .
SEND covers the following areas of need-
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, emotional and Mental Health
Sensory and/or physical needs
When we suspect a child may have SEND we use the Wiltshire Graduated Response Tool to identify a main area of need. We then take a cyclical approach to providing relevant and impactful support. Initially we carry out assessments to ascertain targets for the child and plan and deliver intervention and support. We then review this by reassessing; a process that involves staff, the pupil and their family, collaboratively reviewing and setting meaningful next steps.
At Whiteparish we carefully track the progress of individual pupils, as a way of evaluating the impact of our provision. We also look at cohort performance data to compare the outcomes of SEND pupils at Whiteparish with county wide and national cohorts.
The Local Authority has produced their Local Offer of services available, which can be found at https://localoffer.wiltshire.gov.uk/