Reviewed September 2017
Waverley School Special Educational Needs Information Report
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 ‘Good’. The most recent inspection was in October 2012.
How does your school ensure that children who need extra help are identified early?
All our pupils have SEND or a disability. Therefore they perform below national expected levels. Most of our students also have medical needs.
At Waverley School and Pre-school, our pupils’ identified needs will be complex and significant in the area of cognition and learning (severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties) as described in the SEND Code of Practice. Our pupils will also have associated needs in the areas of Communication and Interaction, Physical and / or sensory difficulties, and emotional,social or mental health needs.
All our staff are highly skilled and we have a multi-disciplinary team based at Waverley: SALTs (including Dysphagia specialists), Physiotherapists, an Occupational Therapist, a Music therapist and school nurses.
When pupils first join the school, staff conduct a baseline assessment, therapists work with teachers and parents to identify therapy requirements, and all pupils benefit from a SALT (Speech and Language) programme, an Occupational Therapy Programme, and a Physiotherapy Programme, if they require it. Pupils presenting with further needs, such as social and emotional needs, will be also referred to our Music therapist if appropriate.
All pupils who attend the Pre-school will be under assessment or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). All pupils in the main school have a Statement of Educational need or an EHCP. We continue to work along the national guidelines of transferring all our pupils’ statements of educational needs into Education, Health and Care Plans. We follow Enfield Local Authority transfer schedule. All families of children that are involved in this process will receive information on the process and be supported by the school throughout. In 2016-17, children in years 2, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 14 have seen their statements of educational needs converted into an EHCP. By January 2018, all statements for our pupils will have been converted into EHCPs.
Further information on the admission and assessment procedures can be found on our website.
In addition, children needing extra support are identified in a variety of ways:
What is the provision for pupils/students at Waverley School and how is it evaluated?
Our provision is based on a strong vision that:
To achieve our vision we aim to:
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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?
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