SEND at BRW

At Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Voluntary Academy we are committed to inclusion and ambition for all. We aim to ensure all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which supports their academic, social, emotional and spiritual development. We work closely with children, parents and outside agencies to support our children, help then become more independent and prepare them for their adulthood.

The school SENDCo is Mrs G Henderson. Contact can be made with Mrs Henderson via the school office on 0115 915 2392 or via email at admin@brw.nottingham.sch.uk

Please use the link below to visit the Nottingham City Council Local Offer for SEND in this area.

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/localoffer

Inclusion & SEND

Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Primary School SEND Provision

We are a Catholic mainstream, inclusive school that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014). We recognise that the quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress. We therefore invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children. This is known as the ‘Wave 1’ or ‘Quality First Teaching’ level.

Additional interventions at ‘Wave 2’ are planned to enable children to accelerate their progress and work at, or above the expectations for their age. These are generally taught in a small group and sometimes a 1:1 situation. They can also be strategies used with the children to help them be successful in the classroom.

A child identified as having SEND also receives ‘Wave 3’ interventions. These may be provided individually or in a small group, and the support provided is personalised to enable the child to achieve his/her potential. This support is additional to or different from the everyday curriculum for that class and is detailed in an Individual Provision Map (IPM). This plan is prepared by the class teacher, overseen by the SENDCO and is reviewed regularly. It may also include provision/ advice from an external agency or professional, such as a Speech and Language therapist. Pupils with an Individual Provision Map may also be eligible for HLN(Higher Level Needs) Funding which will be bid for by the school. If a child’s needs cannot be met by the support identified in Wave 3, parents and school may decide to apply for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). It is school policy that children will take part in at least two termly cycles of SEND support before making an application for an EHCP.

Returning to School

A useful Social Story supporting children before their return to school.

https://senresourcesblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/going-back-to-school-1.pdf

Sources of Support During School Closures

Emotional Literacy support to help parents during school closures.

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/

A booklet detailing support for those with Autism or Learning Difficulties coping with Covid 19 Isolation

http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1143/Supporting%20Children%20with%20LD%20&%20ASD%20with%20COVID%20Isolation.pdf

A range of resources available to download supporting children with anxiety and uncertainty

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus

For any questions regarding support for those with SEND during school shutdown, please contact the school SENDCo Mrs Henderson, via the school office on 0115 915 2392 or at admin@brw.nottingham.sch.uk

Resources to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing During Lockdown

Activities to support mental being

Mental Wellbeing and Coronavirus

Students advice while isolated

Useful SEND Websites

British Dyslexia Association

Autism Education Trust

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Children and Adults Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0wdqA8b0_mQ9oB463E8jYp0BMzt8kaMZDQg_H-jVJV6xhmwXXH7PcDQfY

Young Minds Mental Health Services

EHCP Guidance

All School SEND Policies detailed below

More information on The Equality Act can be found on the links below:

The Equality Act 2010 and Advice for Schools

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/149