Supporting Families - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Westfield is very proud to be a fully inclusive school, and we have a large and experienced Inclusion Team supporting a wide range of additional pupil needs, including individual Medical Care Plans and enhanced transition plans.
All teachers are teachers of Special Educational Needs, and our teaching staff and pupils are very well supported by an excellent team of Teaching Assistants offering in-class, 1:1 and small group support.
We have three full time Children's Champions who offer direct support for children's emotional and mental health needs, including leading ELSA interventions, and we also have a part time Parent Support Advisor who supports parents with circumstances outside of school that can have a negative impact on children's learning. We make emergency payments when families are in crisis, distribute Food Bank vouchers / provide food and clothing as necessary and act as advocates when parents are at risk of eviction, victims of domestic violence or exploitation by high interest loan companies. We can signpost / fast-track to the CAB which is based at school weekly.
Our SEND Report is on the policy section of our website and Westfield's SEND governor is Mrs Durston.
We work closely with many other specialised, professional agencies outside of school to meet children's Special Educational Needs, and with third sector organisations who can enhance the level of personalised support we can offer children and families.
The SENco at Westfield is Mrs Rachael Thomas should you wish to contact the school directly to discuss your child's additional needs.