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Ormskirk West End Primary School

From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

Inclusion & SEND Team

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Acting Headteacher, Mrs. Currie and she can be contacted via the School Office on 01695 574375 or at s.currie@ormskirkwestend.lancs.sch.uk 

 

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At Ormskirk West End, we pride ourselves on being a caring and inclusive school, as part of that aim, we work hard to ensure that our Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are appropriately supported according to their individual needs, as identified via their Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP), SEND Support Plan, or Individual Education Plan (IEP). Mrs Currie is our Senior Mental Health Lead and Miss McInnes and Mrs Forrest are trained in youth Mental Health.  All staff have been trained in Neurodiversity following our "Umbrella Project" to highlight that one in five of us have a neurodiversity. 

Our Inclusion and SEND Team offer individualised support through a variety of methods or interventions, such as:

 

  • individual 1:1 support with either a teacher or a teaching assistant;
  • input from external professional services; 
  • working in smaller ability appropriate groups;
  • using modified equipment and resources.
  • A designated nurture room which is run by our Learning mentor, Miss McInnes.
  • We use a range of teaching tools to support our SEND children including Nessy and IDL.
  • Personalised plans for children with additional needs.

 

Mrs Price is our lead for IEPs and she will liaise with parents who have a child on an IEP termly.  The responsibility for making whole school SEND provision rests with school governing bodies and accordingly, there is a nominated SEND Governor who is currently June Varley.  Her role is to liaise with Mrs. Currie (SENCO), and report back to the Full Governing Body termly. 

 

In order that their needs can be met quickly, the early identification of children who may have SEND, is an important feature of our approach to meeting the needs of all of our children.

 

Therefore if parents have any concerns of an SEND nature, they should contact a member of our Inclusion & SEND Team.

 

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Inclusion & SEND Team Members

 

Our Inclusion Team works to ensure all our children have what they need to fully engage in their learning by recognising and securing whatever additional support and resources they may require. We want each child to feel that their voice is heard, that they feel a sense of belonging at school and that they have all they need to thrive.

 

Our Inclusion & SEND Team comprises of:

 

  • Sarah Currie
    • SENDCo (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-Ordinator)
    • Over twenty years teaching experience
    • Training in Children and Young People’s Mental Health
    • Experience in planning and delivering focused interventions for children with a range of SEND, including ADHD, ASD, dyslexia and speech & language delay
    • Experienced in delivering full class, small group and 1 to 1 interventions
    • Responsible for EHCPs.

 

  • Emma Price
    • Deputy SEND Co (Deputy Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-Ordinator)
    • Over 15 years teaching experience
    • Experience in planning and delivering focused interventions for children with a range of SEND, including ADHD, ASD, dyslexia and speech & language delay
    • Experienced in delivering full class, small group and 1 to 1 interventions
    • Responsible for IEPs.

 

  • Sophie McInnes
    • Learning Mentor Over 15 years teaching support experience
    • Training in Children and Young People’s Mental Health
    • Experience in delivering focused interventions for children with a range of SEND, including ADHD, ASD, dyslexia and speech & language delay
    • Focus on pastoral support and delivering therapeutic interventions
    • Experienced in delivering full class, small group and 1 to 1 interventions.

 

  • June Varley
    • Governor for SEND,
    • Safeguarding & Inclusion Nursery/Early Years teacher at a primary school in West Lancashire, where she is also SENDCo, Looked After Children Designated Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead & Geography subject leader.

Our Sensory and Nurture Resources

In an effort to meet all of our pupils' needs, we have a number of resources available for our children to access when they need targeted sensory support.

 

We have the following resources on site:

 

  • Multi-sensory Room - a room with soothing visual, auditory and tactile sensory resources to engage and calm (this has been fully funded by a grant obtained through the Extended Schools Service)
  • Nurture Room - a calm, safe environment for children to access in order to support their social and emotional mental health and wellbeing (SEMH)
  • Forest School - a woodland area with large pond, fire pit and natural resources used to support learning and encourage access to nature
  • Sensory Garden - a multi-sensory natural space for children to explore the sights, sounds and textures of plants, flowers, birds and mini-beasts

FIND newsletter Summer 2022

The Lancashire SEND Partnership

The Lancashire SEND partnership brings together all the agencies in Lancashire which provide the SEND services for children, young people, their parents and carers.

 

It ensures everybody can work together to deliver the best outcomes for children, young people and their families.

 

Click below for more information

 

Click below to access the Local Offer Facebook page

Parents, carers and young people - have your say on the re-development of the Local Offer by clicking this link.

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