SEND & Inclusion
SENCo and Inclusion Lead:
Mrs Lisa Woodward
Mrs Bethany Ellis
The term SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
At Villiers Primary School, we strive to provide an inclusive curriculum in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and the Equalities Act (2010), where all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and to develop as happy and successful individuals. We celebrate and value the diversity of our community and take into account every child’s individual needs and experiences in order to prepare them for life beyond primary school.
Everyone at Villiers Primary School treats others as they wish to be treated and we work hard as a team to promote inclusivity and recognise diversity as an asset of ours. We actively celebrate the contribution of all individuals and groups within the school community and ensure that access and opportunities are equally available to everyone. Children with SEND are given equal opportunities and first-hand learning experiences to discover their own hidden talents, skills and new passions despite any barriers they may face.
Our SEND and Inclusion Lead has direct responsibility for ensuring that the school has appropriate educational provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is Mrs J Freeman.
Headteacher: Mrs L Westwood
SEN Governor: Mrs J Freeman
Family Liason Team: Miss D Cummings & Mrs T Bentley
Villiers Primary School SEND Information Report
We are committed to providing high quality teaching that allows all children, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, to embed and build-on prior learning in order to reach their full potential. Planning is personalised to meet the needs of each child and lessons taught are carefully differentiated. Staff use a variety of teaching styles, resources and additional adult support during lessons to remove any barriers to learning.
Please download our SEND Information Report for detailed information about the support in place for pupils with SEND.
SEND Admissions & Disability Access
For information on the admission of pupils with additional needs or a disability, please visit the school admissions section of our website and view the accessibility plan.
The school complies with the Disability Discrimination Act 2001 by ensuring that the needs of disabled people are considered when planning the education offered by the school. We have substantial and extensive facilities throughout school to ensure disability access for children, staff and visitors.
If you would like to discuss your child's needs in more detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Administration of Medicines at School
Non prescribed medicines will not be administered in school. For medication that children are required to take during the day, medication should display a printed label which clearly identifies the child, dosage and number of times required. This will be kept in school and administered by a member of staff who has received administering medication training. Parents must complete a heath care form upon the start of the child's medication.
The Wolverhampton Local Offer
The Wolverhampton Local Offer sets out all services available to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, from birth to 25 years, and their families.
Wolverhampton Information Advice and Support Service (IASS)
Details of the Wolverhampton Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) for parents and carers of children with additional needs can be found on their website (see link). https://wolvesiass.org/
Concerns, Compliments & Complaints
If you are concerned that your child may have additional needs, please contact your child's class teacher. To contact the the SENCo directly, email SEN@villiersprimaryschool.co.uk or contact the school office.
Compliments are always greatly received and can be passed on either directly to staff and the SENCo, or formally recorded via our regular questionnaires to parents or in the form of a letter to the Head Teacher. These positive comments will be published on this area of our school website.
Any complaints are dealt with by Mrs L Woodward via our Complaints Policy procedures.