Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

01582 761636

Special Educational Needs

At Wood End, we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our school community is valued and respected. We have high expectations of all our children. We promote high standards in learning, behaviour and attitude, encouraging every child to reach their full potential, academically and socially.  Our SENDCo Mrs S Millar is contactable via the school office.

Statutory Documents

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Information Report - Next Review Sept 2019 (See common questions below - bookmarked within the document)

Wood End School Quality SEND Offer

Inclusion Policy

Accessibility Plan

Hertfordshire's Local Offer website:

If you have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability, or you are concerned that your child may have special education needs, the above website offers lots of information about services and support networks that are available to you. It also gives information about local events and things you can do with your child.

 

Common questions - the answers for which can be found in the SEND Information Report

  • How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
  • How will the school staff support my child?
  • How will I know how my child is doing?
  • How will the learning and development provision be matched to my child’s needs?
  • What support will there be for my child’s overall well being?
  • What training have the staff had, who support children with SEND?
  • What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by our school?
  • How will you help me to support my child’s learning?
  • How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?
  • How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
  • How accessible is the school environment?
  • Who can I contact for further information, or if I have any concerns about my child?
  • How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new school or the next stage of education and life?
  • How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?
  • How is the decision made about how much support my child will receive?
  • How can I find information about the Local Authority’s Local Offer of services and provision for children and young people with special educational needs?

General Information/Newsletters

 DSPL WEBSITE:

Information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in St Albans and Harpenden.

DSPL 7 NEWSLETTER:

This is full of information about what has been happening in SEN during the Autumn term in our area, and about courses and workshops coming up in the Spring term.

DETAILED LIST OF PROFESSIONALS, CHARITIES AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITH SEND
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE PHONE NUMBER:

The Educational Psychology service has organised a 'Contact Line' that parents and professionals in Hertfordshire can call if they have a concern about a child, or would like to find out more information about the service.

'HEALTH FOR KIDS' WEBSITE:

A website for parents. carers and children. It gives information about services and advice for physical and mental health. There is also a 'kid's site' with games to play linked to various aspects of their health.

'HEALTHY YOUNG MINDS IN HERTS' WEBSITE:

A great website for parents, children and professionals to learn more about children's mental health and the services and help available.

DSPL7 COURSES FOR DADS

 DSPL7 has arranged a variety of courses for any dad, grandfather, adoptive/foster father caring for a child under 11 years old with any additional need, learning/physical disability and/or chronic health condition. They focus on dealing with difficulties such as: challenging behaviours, anger and anxiety. 

HARPENDEN PARTNERSHIP PLUS

A free and confidential service for parents/carers of children who attend the partnership schools.  They  will support you and your family with any concerns you may be facing with your child at home or school, however large or small the problem.  They can offer anything from one conversation to a longer period of support.  They also run various courses and workshops on a variety of topics.