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Wootton Upper School

“The Pursuit of Excellence”

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Contact Name
Jessica Holmes
Contact Position

Where to go

Wootton Upper School
Hall End Road
MK45 9HT
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon- Fri

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Age Bands
11-14 years old
15-17 years old

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

The whole school has a responsibility for the identification and review of students’ needs in line with the guidance the SEN Code of Practice 2014. Teachers will use the SEN referral form to pass on any students they have identified as requiring more support and intervention. Subject Leaders are supported in interrogating assessment data regularly to identify any students not making progress. The school employs the use of the graduated approach to identify and support students and their families. Methods to identify and assess the progress and needs of learners includes: Transfer information Information from external agencies Information from parents Prior data from external measures Internal reading tests Diagnostic testing On-going monitoring and tracking systems Information from staff including reports, reviews and referrals Test scores

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Students who are identified as having SEND are recorded on the Whole School SEND Register. Education, Health and Care Plans and Special Educational Needs Pupil Profile Sheets (PPS) will be used as appropriate to monitor and review progress for those on the Whole School SEND Register. Pastoral and Wellbeing leads liaise with the SENDCo regularly to renew the impact of interventions.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Staff differentiate lessons according to the needs of the students. Special Educational Needs Pupil Profile Sheets (PPS) are used to inform planning and support for students with SEND. Students are supported to participate in all aspects of school including extra-curricular activities. ICT equipment is used to support students with SEND.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Students with SEND receive a grade sheet and SEND report termly. The information which these documents provide are reviewed by the student’s key worker and the SENDCo, followed by a review of their provision, as per the graduated response cycle. Information following this review is shared with parents/carers and teaching staff with feedback welcomed. Progress may be recognised both holistically and through academic achievement. Strategies for students with SEND or their parents/carers to implement at home are shared via the Pupil Profile Sheets.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

The Behaviour Policy provides for its community, real opportunities for learning in a caring, supportive and, above all, positive environment. Standards and expectations are high, with individuals encouraged to take responsibility for themselves. This is embedded across school in all lessons. Elements of the ‘Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning’ curriculum are delivered through tutor time and social skills lessons. All students are aware of their rights and responsibilities within Wootton Upper School. Wootton Upper School operates a zero tolerance to bullying. Please refer to the Behaviour Policy for more information.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Wootton Upper School has close liaison with local authority support services, health and social care bodies and voluntary sector organisations. External agencies work with the school to offer advice and guidance to students, families and school staff. Wootton Upper School has regular contact with the following services who provide support and advice:

• Hearing Impairment Team

• Visual Impairment Team

• Speech and Language Therapy

• Educational Psychologists

• Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs)

• School Nursing Team

• Behaviour and Attendance

• Occupational Therapy

• Specialist Inclusion Service

• Physiotherapy

• Hospital School tuition

• Brook Clinic


• Greys Academy

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

All staff at Wootton Upper School take an active part in their development. This is supported with both a CPD and coaching programme. External speakers/trainers are used to facilitate staff training during different times of the year.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

We are an inclusive school and are fully committed to ensuring that young people with SEND take part fully in the life of the school. Appropriate planning, risk assessments and accommodations will be made to ensure that extracurricular activities are accessible.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

It is the school’s aim to remove barriers to learning for all students in its care through improving outcomes, raising achievement and enabling participation in the full life of the school. The allocation of resources is in response to the needs of the young people we work with. The school works together with the local authority to deliver the provisions outlined in Education, Health and Care Plans as well as taking into consideration the recommendations of the many external agencies we work with.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Except in the case of Education, Health and Care Plans, where the type and level of support is already specified, the SENDCo will work together with the young person and all other stakeholders, including external agencies, to decide the nature of the support put into place. This provision may be subject to availability of staff and funding.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

We welcome and encourage all parents and carers to participate in their child’s educational progress from the outset. The SENDCo is available to meet by appointment and will also be available at all progress meetings. Any changes made to student SEND status will be in consultation with students and parents/carers. Students are aware of the SENDCo and their role within school. All pupils are encouraged to speak to the SENDCo or Pastoral Leaders regarding any issues or worries they may have.