Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information

Haydon Wick Primary School prides itself on its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need.

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Our SEN team works very closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical, and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom-based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions, using resources from within the school and from the support services within the authority.

The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents, and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and with our special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).

The school is proud of its ability to support children with a variety of special needs and has taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs. The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.

If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child or special educational needs, please speak to Emily Johnson, our SENCO, between Monday and Thursday. She will be happy to provide both information and support.

Diverse Learner Council

Who are the DLC?

The DLC are Haydon Wick's Diverse Learner Council. The DLC regularly meets to raise awareness of our diverse learners in school. We have thought about:

  • Which resources help us learn best?
  • Are all our classroom Dyslexia Friendly?
  • Do your Help Yourself areas contain everything on our Dyslexia checklist
  • What would you like to do more of in lessons?
  • Is there anything else that your teachers could do to help you?
  • Are the Help Yourself areas being used in your classrooms?
  • What are we great at?

The DLC does a fantastic job of raising the profile of Dyslexia and neurodiversity and helps to ensure there is never any stigma attached to having a learning difference. The DLC ensures we all acknowledge and celebrate our diversity. We need to keep doing this to prevent children from struggling in silence and disengaging.

Children with Dyslexia are at a higher risk of developing self-esteem issues, and anxiety related to school, or may disengage - all of which make learning even harder! They need support to stay determined and not feel deflated. Having a DLC can help children feel like they are normal and inspire them to persevere.

Our DLC are also ambassadors for our Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award​​​​​​.


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