Woodmanstern Primary

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Report

You can download a full copy of our SEND Report by clicking here

Meet the Inclusion Team here

All Lambeth maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s and or Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.  Pupils with a Special Educational Need/s and or Disabilities will take part in the activities of the school together with pupils without a Special Educational Need/s and or Disabilities whenever possible.

The school will meet the needs of children with the following SEND:

  • Communication and interaction

  • Cognition and learning

  • Social, mental and emotional health

  • Sensory /physical

Below we have some key questions you may ask about your child.  When you click on a question, the answer will appear in a new window. 
  1. Who are the best people in the school to talk to about my child’s difficulties with learning/special educational needs and/or disabilities? 

  2. What are the different types of support available for my child with SEND at Woodmansterne?

  3. How will we support your child with identified SEND starting at school?

  4. How can I let my child’s school know if I am concerned about the progress in school?

  5. How else may a child be identified as having a specific SEND learning difficulty?

  6. How will the school let parents know if they have any concerns about a child’s learning?

  7. How are the staff at Woodmansterne supported and trained to work with children with SEND?

  8. How will the teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?

  9. How does Woodmansterne measure my child’s progress and how will I know?

  10. What support do we have for you, as a parent of child with SEND?

  11. Is Woodmansterne physically accessible to children with SEND?

  12. How will Woodmansterne support my child when they are leaving this school, or when moving on to another class?


Some of the most frequently used SEND terms include:

AAP

Attendance Advisory Practitioner

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

COP

Code of Practice

CP

Child Protection

DCD

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EP

Educational Psychologist

FSM

Free School Meals

HI

Hearing Impairment

IEP

Individual Education Plan

ISR

In school review

KS

Key Stage

LAC

Looked After Child

LEA

Local Educational Authority

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

NC

National Curriculum

OT

Occupational Therapy

PSP

Pastoral Support programme

SALT

Speech and Language Therapy

SEND

Special Educational Needs & Disability

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty

VI

Visual Impairment