Inclusion and SEND

 The Local Authority’s response to the New Code Of Practice:

From September 2014 every local authority will be required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which they expect children and young people from their area will use. This will be known as the ‘Local Offer’. The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in one place.

It has two main purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
  • http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/children_families/family/send.htm is a link to the Local Authority website where you can get more information.
  • The Government states that the Local Offer must be developed and reviewed in partnership with children and young people, parent carers, and local services, including early year’s settings, schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/local-offer

Leicestershire’s Local Offer template for Schools and Colleges

About us

The Inclusion Team at Wreake Valley Academy is dedicated to working with you to nurture your child’s self-confidence, encourage independence, and promote achievement in lessons.

The team consists of the SENDCo and a highly experienced team of qualified teaching assistants who work across the academy, in all year groups and in all areas of the curriculum to meet a wide range of individuals’ needs. As a team we respond to the daily changing needs of students and the implementation of the SEND Policy and develop the skills of each other and our colleagues.

Our Aims

The aim of the Inclusion Team is to nurture confidence and resilience in our students and to promote engagement in the curriculum. To achieve this we using a variety of interventions that are tailored to the needs of the individual.

Contact Us

Jeanette Knowles SENCo jeanette.knowles@wvacademy.org 0116 2641080 ext215

As far as possible we operate an open door policy. Parents/Carers, Staff and Students can ask for guidance at any time. We will endeavour to return calls and messages within 24 working hours.

 

The SENDCo  attends Open Evenings, Transition Meetings and all Parents’ Evenings; no appointment is necessary, we are always available for you to share your concerns and celebrate successes.

For further information please refer to the SEND information for Parents 2017_2018

And Finally

What our Parents/Carers say….

‘…The SEN provision & Learning Development Team are spot on anything that is required is catered for…’

‘…the additional transition days were a huge support to my child…’

‘…your support has helped my child…’

‘….your early identification of my child’s needs and the provision you’ve given is much appreciated….’

‘…. you gave us the chance to talk as individuals…’

 

What our students say….

‘…. thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I won’t forget it…’

‘…. I enjoy what I do in Learning Development because I know I can do it….’

‘…. your help has helped me feel better about my learning…’

‘…. I think my work in Learning Development will help me in other subjects….’

‘… my dyslexia is not as bad as it was because of your help…’

 

What outside agencies say…

‘…you’re such a good team, such a positive atmosphere; it’s great to work with you…’

‘…you’ve gone above and beyond, I’m confident that when this child comes to you they will get the support they need….’

‘…the student has made such good progress, they are so positive about themselves and their future…’

 

Still have a question? Still concerned? Then get in touch; give us a call to chat or we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

And if you’re not happy…?

Talk to us. You don’t need to wait until you are invited in, pick up the phone and we will arrange to meet.

Still not happy? Then speak to the Principal (Tony Pinnock)

If you want independent advice and guidance the Parent Partnership Services (PPS) offer advice and support to Parents/Carers of children and young people with special educational needs. They are a free, impartial and confidential service.

http://www.parentpartnership.org.uk/find-your-pps/east-midlands/leicestershire/

 

Useful contacts/ information:

LA Information: http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/children_families/family/send.htm

If you require independent advice, please contact SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS Leicestershire):

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network/find-your-local-ias-service/east-midlands/Leicestershire

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