Special Educational Needs and Disability
Who To Contact
Jo Sines is our SENDCO for Early Years to Year 4 and Lucy Widdowson is Manager of our Specialist Learning Resource Base and SENDCO for Year 5 and Year 6.
To contact them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the School Office on 020 8874 2825
Our SEND Governor is Yusuf Chadun.
Providing for the individual educational needs of all our pupils is a priority. We continue to build on the strengths identified by OFSTED. We provide a stimulating environment and an enriched curriculum that is fully inclusive.
New legislation from the Children and Families’ Act 2014 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 was introduced from the 1st September 2014. More details on the SEND Code of Practice (2015) can be found on the Department for Education’s website.
We have a monthly coffee morning which is open to all parents.
Parents and Carers are welcome to come along to any or all of these.
Dates are published on the Diary Listing here and sent to all parents.
- Find out more about The Pod - our Specialist Learning Resource Base
- Contact Wandsworth offers lots of support for parents and carers.
Get in touch with them here: email@example.com
They also offer support via their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/contactinwandsworth/
SEND Information Report
You can read Swaffield School's SEND Policy here.
This document in Microsoft Word and you should be able to follow any web links contained within it by pressing Ctrl+Click where you see a link.
In case you have any difficulty, the links are also here:
- Parent/Carers Concerns Form
- Wandsworth Local Offer
- The Wandsworth Information, Advice & Support Service (for parents/carers of children with SEN/disability)
- Wandsworth Parents' Forum "Positive Parent Action"
- Wandsworth Local Authority complaints
Related Swaffield School policies include:
- Anti-bullying Policy
- Equality and Information Objectives
- Accessibility Plan & Disability Equality Scheme
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions
- Data Protection Policy
We've created this Special Educational Needs and Disability Jargon Buster - a useful list of acronyms and their meanings to help parents and carers.
Swaffield School Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
As a school we work within the Wandsworth guidance on Provision for children with SEN in mainstream schools which explains the ways pupils with different additional needs are provided for within the school.
We also follow our Equality and Diversity policy and we also have an Accessibility plan and Disability Equality Scheme.
We provide a stimulating environment and an enriched curriculum that is fully inclusive.
We offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory or physical needs.
At Swaffield School all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community. We provide a stimulating environment and an enriched curriculum that is fully inclusive.
At different times in their education, young people may have a special educational need or disability (SEND). The SEND Code of Practice defines SEND as a young person having a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
What to do if you have any concerns
We understand sometimes as a parent or carer you may have concerns about your child and be unsure of how they are getting on at school.
Or, you may have worries about your child’s behaviour at home or their general development. Your child may be struggling with coming into school, class-work, homework or may be having difficulties at home and you would like to talk to someone about it. The first step is to discuss your concerns with your child’s class teacher.
If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss further with the SENCO, please arrange an appointment via the school office or email Lucy Widdowson on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to have a Professional School Counsellor here at Swaffield whose goal is to help children build a positive emotional, mental well-being. You can find out more here
Further advice and support
Further advice and support is available from:
- The Wandsworth Information, Advice & Support provides an impartial and confidential service to all parents of children with SEND. Visit their website here or telephone 020 8871 8061
- The Wandsworth Parents’ Forum “Positive Parent Action” works with the Council to improve all provision for children and young people with SEN and Disabilities aged 0 to 25. If you want to get involved in influencing services visit their website at www.positiveparentaction.org.uk or telephone 020 8947 5260.
- More information about Wandsworth's Local Offer of services and support for children and young people with special needs and disabilities in Wandsworth can be found here: www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localoffer
Their helpline is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 020 8871 7899.