Special Educational Needs at Washingborough Academy
At Washingborough Academy, we believe in providing inclusive education for all children. We know how important and life changing it can be to provide that extra layer of support for those children who need it. We do this by working with parents, staff and outside agencies to identify what can help a child move on and make individual steps of progress.
During the Covid pandemic, we know that everybody faced incredible challenges. We had to learn how to deal with Lockdowns, social distancing, remote learning, family bubbles, classroom bubbles and self-isolation. It was challenging and we know that our children with SEND may have found some of these aspects particularly difficult.
We want to make sure that we support our children with SEND in ‘filling in the academic, emotional and social gaps’ caused by the pandemic. We do this by carefully assessing children so we can see where they are and what progress they are making. We place a great value on the child as a whole and children will always learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. Each member of staff works as part of a Key Stage team and, together with the Special Needs Coordinator (SENDCo), we put in place focused interventions to help support your child to make individual progress.
You can see an ‘overview of interventions’ we have here:
These promises are taken from the Autism Education Trust and really sum up how we try to support all of our children with SEND at Washingborough.
If you want to discuss any of this further, then it is very easy to arrange a meeting with your child’s class teacher by contacting the school office. Working positively with parents means that we can provide the best level of support for your child’s needs.
Below are the relevant SEND information documents: