How we support children with special educational needs or disabilities
Waverley School is a maintained day special school for children aged 5-19 years old. Pupils aged 3-5 years old are educated offsite in our Waverley Pre-school. Our SEND report will be updated annually to reflect changes and plans within the school. This report states the current provisions within Waverley Main School and Waverley Pre-school.
Admissions to both the school and the pre-school are within the admission policy on our website.
Our Ofsted rating for Waverley School is ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The most recent inspection was a full section 5 two-day inspection March 2019. Challenge Partners reviewed the school in January 2019 and judged teaching and learning and school improvement as outstanding.
Our vision: Challenging expectations and sharing success
As our pupils have complex learning disabilities, our vision specifically challenges us, parents and our local community to ensure everyone sees the potential in our school population. By sharing success we can demonstrate that preconceived expectations can and must be challenged.
To achieve our vision we aim to:
How does your school ensure that children who need extra help are identified early?
In addition, children needing extra support are identified in a variety of ways:
Common barriers to learning in our school
What is the provision for pupils/students at Waverley School and how is it evaluated?
Our provision is based on a strong vision that:
Who will explain my child’s needs and progress to me?
How will school support my child?
How are the Governors involved and what are their responsibilities?
How do teachers match the curriculum to an individual child’s needs?
How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?
How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
How does the school judge whether the support has had an impact?
What opportunities will there be for me to discuss my child’s progress?
How will you help me to support my child’s learning?
How do you measure my child’s progress?
What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school to ensure my child’s overall well-being?
How does the school manage the administration of medicines and personal care?
What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusion and increasing attendance?
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
What training have the staff supporting children with special educational needs, had or are currently having?
How does the school include my child in activities and school trips?
How accessible is the school environment?
How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school or transferring to a new school?
What support does the school provide to develop independence skills and prepare my child for adulthood?
What arrangements are in place to support children and young people who are “looked after”?
How are parents are involved in school life?
Who can I contact for further information or to discuss a concern?
Who should I contact if I am considering whether my child should join the school?