Special Educational Needs
At Wyvern, we value all our students and ensure they are seen as individuals with differing interests, knowledge, skills, and needs. We have an inclusive ethos and strive to increase the learning and participation of all pupils, ensuring access to an appropriate curriculum. SEND is seen as a whole school issue, hence the responsibility of everyone. Every teacher is a teacher of every young person including those with SEND or any other additional need. We work closely with our children, families, and a wide range of professionals to ensure the best educational outcomes.
Objectives of our SEND provision
- Ensuring equality of opportunity for all – students should be able to access a wide range of learning opportunities as well as being fully integrated into school life socially.
- Ensuring that the specific needs of individual pupils are identified and met, whether on a short or long-term basis and that all staff are involved in this process, as well as outside agencies, where necessary.
- Providing appropriate support to allow all pupils to achieve the highest possible levels of performance, both academically (pupils with SEND should be making at least expected progress) but also in other areas of school life
- Raising the self-esteem and aspirations of pupils with SEN and developing their skills as independent learners
- Developing and maintaining communication and effective partnerships with parents
- Following the requirements and recommendations of the SEND Code of Practice 2001
Contact Details: SENCo – Kris Marley – firstname.lastname@example.org
The school supports the local offer of the local authority.
What is the Local Offer?
The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available to them in the area and how to access them. The offer includes provisions from birth to 25, across education, health, and social care and had been developed in conjugation with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.
Darlington’s Local Offer Learning and Skills SEND Local Offer can be found here.
SEND Local Area Questionnaire
In January 2022, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Darlington to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) reforms.
As a result of the findings of this inspection (April 2022) Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) has determined that a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) is required.
Darlington local area is required to produce and submit a WSOA to Ofsted that explains how it will tackle the following areas of significant weakness:
- The ineffectiveness of meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND and the impact of this on their outcomes.
- Poor preparation for adulthood and post-19 opportunities for children and young people with SEND.
Full details of the inspection letter can be found here SEND Inspection Letter
We would be most grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing the following questionnaire. It is based around the main findings of inspection.
We will use the information gathered to help create the area's Written Statement of Action (WSoA). All submissions are anonymous, any data or information will only be used for the purpose of planning for a written statement of action and to inform the development of Darlington local area SEND strategy.