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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)


There is nothing so unfair as the equal treatment of unequal children.

At Waterfoot Primary School children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, (SEND), are catered for in a variety of ways dependent upon their additional needs. 


Sometimes these needs are small and only a little extra support is needed. At other times, a full programme of support is devised and reviewed at key dates.

Some children simply benefit from having more attention and by being in a small group, this is easier to ensure.

At times, teachers ask for support in the classroom to work alongside a particular child or group of children and at other times, a child or group of children is taken to another room to work in a quieter environment.

In our most recent government inspection, it was stated that, “Pupils with special educational needs make good progress because of the effective support provided by teachers and teaching assistants during lessons and when working in small groups.” And that, “Pupils with special educational needs are well taught and cared for by teachers and adults in the school.”