At The Winns, we believe that every child matters and as such we have high expectations of all members of our school community. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that everyone has equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects their individual needs and equips them for the future. We recognise that all children are individuals and we encourage our children to develop at an appropriate pace, with the appropriate level of support.
For further information, please see our Accessibility Plan and our SEND Policy and Report below:
SEND Policy & Report
Frequently asked questions
Who are the best people to talk to about children with SEND in our school?
Our SENDCo is responsible for coordinating support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). She works with staff and parents to ensure that children with SEND receive high quality support in school. Please make an appointment to see Marta Brusniak, our SENDCo if you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs.
Your child’s class teacher is responsible for providing high quality teaching and monitoring the progress your child is making. They will identify, plan and often deliver any additional support your child may need. They will also work closely with the SENDCo.
The headteacher is responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school, including the support for children with SEND.
How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?
If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak first of all to your child’s class teacher and share your concerns as early as possible. This will enable the class teacher to address your concerns and provide appropriate support where required.
If you are not happy that your concerns are being heard and you believe that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENCo.
If you are still not happy you can speak to the Headteacher or SEND Link Governor.
How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?
At The Winns we recognise that early intervention and support is paramount in supporting your child’s development. Their progress is carefully monitored as part of our regular pupil progress cycle.
If your child is identified as not making progress or is believed to have additional needs, the class teacher will set up a meeting to discuss this with you in more detail and to:
- listen to any concerns you may have
- plan any additional support your child may require
- discuss with you any possible referrals to outside professionals to support your child’s learning.
This information will be shared with the SENCo who will be able to support both the child, yourselves and class teacher if required.
How will teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?
Class Teachers are responsible for planning lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class, and will ensure that your child’s needs are met through effective differentiation.
Trained support staff can also adapt the teacher’s planning to support the needs of your child where necessary to ensure further differentiation if required for your child.
Specific resources and strategies, which may include additional adults, will be used to support your child individually and in groups.
Planning and teaching will be adapted on a daily basis if needed to meet your child’s learning needs.
Smaller focused teaching groups in reading, writing and maths may be provided for children who are identified as needing additional support.
For some children 1:1 programmes are required to support their continued development and progress.
How accessible is The Winns to children with SEND?
The entire school is based at ground floor level. There are no steps in any of the areas of the school that children need to access. We have disabled toilet facilities along with a medical room and trained staff.
The Waltham Forest Local Offer
The Local Offer is a guide to all the services for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25 years.