Special Educational Needs (SEN)

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As a whole school community, and supported by the Local Authority, our mission is to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress during their time at Westbury CE Juniors.

How are Special Educational Needs defined?

The definition of SEN is for those children who need something different from, or additional to, what is being delivered by a class teacher through quality first teaching.

Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practise 0-25yrs 1st April 2015 identifies this as;

  • “A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.”
  • “A child of compulsory school age or young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
    1. has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
    2. has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream school or mainstream post-16 institutions”

Our SEN Policy can be found here and in the ‘Our Policies’ section of the website.

SEN Information Report 2022-2023

SEN SEND Policy January 2023 (under review)

SEN One Page Policy

Our SEN Coordinator is Vicky Davies. Please contact the school office on 01373 822695 should you wish to make contact.

For any complaints regarding the support that the school provides from parents with children with special educational needs (SEN) please contact the SENCO, Head Teacher or follow our School Complaints Procedure.