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SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Whitwell Primary School we believe in ensuring we meet the needs of all our children. We are an inclusive school and take pride in our provision for pupils with additional needs and disabilities. We believe in early intervention so when we identify a child experiencing a difficulty we work closely with parents and carers to offer support.

 

We use different interventions and approaches to address specific areas of need and would look carefully at your child's individual needs when deciding how best to support your child.

 

The four broad ‘areas of need’ within our school, focus upon:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning,
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Sensory and Physical Needs

 

We can seek advice from a wide range of agencies. Our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Miss Laura Brown, oversees this work and offers additional support for parents and carers when required.

 

We have produced a Special Educational Needs Information Report which gives more information on how we support children with SEND in our school.

You might also wish to visit the following website to access the Derbyshire Local Offer:

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