Willowbrook Is Proud To Be An Inclusive Academy
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Willowbrook Primary Academy is proud to be an inclusive school, valuing the individuality of all children. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations of all our children. The achievements, attitudes and well being of all our children matter. This section shares the policies and practices that we have in place to ensure these aspirations become apparent.
Changes to SEND
The changes in the Children and Families Bill affect the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The new approach begins in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:
- Young people and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
- Education, health and care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
- School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.
Local Offer – How Can The Local Offer Help?
We can help you find services for children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. You can start finding services by searching on this website.
In addition to helping you find services, the Local Offer:
- – Helps you understand what schools and service providers are required to do for SEND children and young people
- – Helps the parents and carers of young people with SEND find support for themselves
- – Clarifies who is responsible for services for SEND children and young people
- – Gives you the information you need to ensure your SEND child can thrive
Click here https://mychoice.leicester.gov.uk
If you have any queries regarding Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, please speak to our SENCO, Miss H Sharpe.
Willowbrook is a multicultural school and we welcome children from many different countries and cultures. We celebrate different traditions and core events as they appear in the calendar. The children within our school speak many different languages as well as English.
Please click here to read information on how you can support your child.
Language of The Month
Each month a new language of the month will be introduced. Every month we celebrate a different language spoken by children in our school.
There are many reasons we should know about each other’s languages, including the following:-
- To give bilingual children the opportunity to demonstrate their language skills
- To enhance the status of bilingual children
- To show respect for each other’s languages and cultures
- To give parents the chance to be actively involved in their children’s learning
- To broaden the language skills of all the children and staff.
‘Language of the Month’ celebrates the different backgrounds of the children at Willowbrook, encourages understanding of other cultures and gives everyone an opportunity to communicate in a different language each month.
We hope you have fun learning new key words and phrases in different languages from around the world. This could help you to develop your language skills and encourage you to speak to your friends in their home language.
So watch this space and give yourself a challenge!
If you would like to practice your language skills go to:
If you have any queries regarding Cultural Inclusion, please speak to our Mrs D Lal.