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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Whiteshill Primary School we pride ourselves on our positive and professional approach to supporting children with SEND.  We work in line with the Gloucestershire Graduated Pathway of support to ensure all children with additional needs have an appropriate plan in place to ensure all the professionals and carers involved in their lives, as well as the children themselves, know what their needs are and how they can best be supported.  This could include a MyPlan, MyPlan+ or EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) where appropriate.  We work with outside agencies closely when required and are more than willing to implement support and advice given by these professionals.

More information about the Graduated Pathway can be found here.

Our SEND policy and SEN Information Report below will give you more information about how we will support your child’s additional needs or disability.  The SEND Information Report is updated annually so you will find here up to date, detailed information about what your child’s experience will be like at Whiteshill Primary School.  You will also find below our school Offer of Early Help which describes the support we can put in place for a range of family support needs e.g. parenting issues, domestic abuse, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse.

Children with English as and additional language are not identified as children with SEND unless there are additional needs.  Children who speak a different language to which they are taught will be supported in line with government guidance which you can find here.

If you feel that your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability, please read the documents below and speak to our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mrs Sally Beard, who can be contacted through the school office.

The GlosFamilies website is also an excellent place to search for local support and guidance independently – it can be found here.