Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND parent voice

‘My family feel very well looked after by Dimple Well, nothing is too much trouble. My son has complex medical needs & school have supported us extensively. I wish we didn’t have to leave!’ Year 2 Parent

‘A school like Dimple Well is a very rare find – where absolutely throughout school, staff strive to meet the schools mission statement and the needs of every individual child – and in my eyes and experience – succeeds – often under difficult constraints.’  Nursery Parent

‘Dimple Well have always gone above and beyond with the children.’ Reception Parent

‘From the start and looking round the school I was made to feel like he belonged and things were put in to place to support him from the start. He fitted in great and the school have gone above and beyond to make him progress and meet targets. Coming from a school that completely failed him and had no intention of making changes for his needs it was a relief to find a school that made me feel at ease when I sent him on a morning knowing he would be well looked after. All I can say is thank you.’ Year 2 Parent

‘There are caring and supportive teachers always looking for the best way to educate children.’ 

‘I feel Dimple Well have supported my child in every way and I am happy to give the feed back they deserve’

 

Equality

At Dimple Well Infant School and Nursery, we continuously strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each person will be given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential regardless of their gender, transgender, ethnicity, culture and religious background, sexuality, disability, or special educational needs and ability. The school will actively promote and foster positive attitudes and will ensure equality and fairness is embedded in all aspects of school life.

Legislation

The Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) provides a modern, single legal framework with three broad duties: * Eliminate discrimination; * Advance equality of opportunity; and * Foster good relations.

Dimple Well Infant School and Nursery fully understands the principles of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.

A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below: * Age; * Disability; * Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin; * Sex (including transgender); * Gender reassignment; * Maternity and pregnancy; * Religion and belief; * Sexual orientation; and * Marriage and civil partnership (for employees).

 

Our Equality Objectives (2018 – 2023)

1. To further develop pupils understanding of respect, fairness and tolerance through our curriculum the promotion of the Fundamental British Values 2. To continue to monitor and analyse pupil achievement and progress data by race, gender, disability, first language and free school meals (FSM) entitlement and respond to any trends, or patterns in the data that would require additional support for pupils. This will ensure that all pupils make good progress. 3. To provide a curriculum that provides regular experiences and opportunities that raise awareness of equality and understanding of diversity within the national and global community

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We strongly believe that all our learners have gifts and talents and regard it as a privilege to find and nurture the growth of each child. All children are special and may have varying levels of specific educational needs that we aim to cater for within the daily routine. Some children experience greater difficulty in learning than most children of the same age. Other children are particularly gifted. All pupils have daily access to well-planned and differentiated work that provides opportunities to challenge and extend every child’s learning. Some will benefit from the extra help given by the support staff who are available to encourage and guide children towards achieving their full potential.

The Local Authority supports pupils within our school via its policy of special needs integration. This support includes advice to enable us to fulfil our legal requirements as well as specialist services for pupils for whom a Statement of Special Needs has been written. The school must also follow the Code of Practice by keeping a confidential register of pupils and their needs. The parents of these children are regularly consulted and invited to attend meetings to review their child’s needs and progress.

Further details regarding special educational needs are available in school from our SENCO, Mrs Williams.

A copy of the schools SEN information report, auxiliary aid information, administering medicine policy and the schools accessibility plan is included on this page as a downloadable document.

A copy of Wakefield Council’s Local Offer can be found at: http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/Home

http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/resources/Councils/WakefieldOffers/Documents/SEND-Strategy.PDF