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Welford and Wickham CE (VA) Primary School

‘Where the children come first’

SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities)

All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We are committed to support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate. Children are taught inclusively with their peers through Quality First Teaching and targeted intervention. We have a carefully planned intervention programme for children who need additional help whom we identify through observation, detailed assessment and discussions with parents. We offer a range of different strategies within the lesson time to support the children. This enables them to work with an adult whom they know well and who can pre-teach and consolidate concepts taught in curriculum lessons.


When children need specific intervention on a 1:1 or small group basis, these needs will be identified and monitored in a Graduated Intervention Plan (GAP) or a Support and Achievement Plan (SAP). These are reviewed regularly by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), the Headteacher, the class teacher and parents. This ensures that additional support is targeted appropriately and has an impact on outcomes, both in terms of standards of attainment and self-esteem.


If you would like to find out more about the provision which is available for children with Special Educational Needs (Local Offer and SEN information report) click the link below:

West Berkshire SEND Local Offer Newsletter Autumn 2021

The school's SENCo is Mr Paul Waller, who can be contacted via the School Office on 01488 608306.