SEND Information Report

SEN information Report 2014



West Park School aims to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

The School SEN Information Report

This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to make.

Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we at West Park Primary School offer you?

At West Park Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


  1. Who are the best people to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need or Disability?



School Contact Number: 01429 282090

School Email:


  1. What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in our school?



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  1. How can I let the school know if I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, you should speak to your child’s teacher initially.


  1. How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning?


If your child is identified as not making progress, the school will invite you to a meeting to discuss this in more detail and;



  1. How is additional support allocated to children and how do they progress in their learning?


The school budget, received from Hartlepool LA, includes money for supporting children with SEN and disabilities.


The Headteacher decides on the deployment of resources for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, in consultation with the school governors.


The Headteacher and SENCo discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school and allocate training, resources and support.


If the funding provided by Hartlepool LA is insufficient to provide for the needs of children with SEND, applications can be made to the LA for additional, exceptional funding or for funding for individual pupil support.


  1. Who are the other people providing support for learners with SEND at this school?


School Provision

Local Authority Provision Delivered in School

Health Provision Delivered in School


  1. How are teachers in school helped to work with children with SEND, and what training do the teachers have?


The SENDCos job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEN.






  1. How will teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?


Class teachers plan lessons according to the specific needs of all groups in their class (including using PIVATS – Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting)


  1. How will we measure the progress of your child in school?



  1. How are parents involved in the process of reviewing their child’s progress at West Park Primary School?



  1. How are children involved in the process of reviewing their own progress?



  1. How is West Park School accessible?



  1. How will we support your child when they are joining or leaving this school?


We recognize that transitions can be difficult for some children.


If your child is joining us from another school:


If your child is moving to another school:

When moving classes in school:


  1. How will we support your child’s emotional and social development?

We recognize that some children have extra emotional and social needs that need to be developed and nurtured.

All classes follow a structured personal, social health and economic education curriculum to support this development. However, for children who find aspects of this difficult we off:


December 2014