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SEND Information and Local Offer

It is our aim to enable all pupils at Woolston Infant School (including those with special educational needs) to:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals and live fulfilling lives
  • make successful transitions into our school, within our school and onto their next educational setting.

Woolston Infant School is a mainstream setting that educates 180 children from the age of 4 to 7. We welcome children of all abilities and needs. Admission of children with Education and Health Care (EHC) plans is supported by the Local Authority in consultation with the school, parents and carers. We firmly believe in inclusion and that all children should be given every opportunity to thrive in our mainstream setting. Physical and sensory difficulties and medical needs, including visual and hearing impairment.

We have high aspirations for our children and are passionate about ensuring that all of our pupils receive a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum through high quality inclusive teaching. This will enable our children to become independent, self-motivated, life-long learners.

We value and nurture creativity and difference in every child and fundamentally believe in a holistic approach to education combining a resolute focus on the core curriculum subjects, along with an expansive topic based curriculum and extracurricular activities.  However, we understand that some children will benefit from a differentiated curriculum and additional support in order to reach their full potential.

Our Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Amy Vaux

All members of staff are responsible for the operation of the Special Needs Policy and the coordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEND. They liaise with other professionals to ensure that the appropriate provision is in place to meet a child’s needs.

The school environment has been adapted to allow accessibility for wheelchairs..

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If you would like to read the Department for Educations update on the new arrangements, please click on the link below:


What do I do if I have a complaint about SEN provision?

Complaints about SEN provision in our school should be made to the SENCO, Amy Vaux, in the first instance. They will then be referred to the school’s complaints policy if needed.

The parents of pupils with disabilities have the right to make disability discrimination claims to the first-tier SEND tribunal if they believe that our school has discriminated against their children.

They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding:

  • Exclusions
  • Provision of education and associated services
  • Making reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services