Whitings Hill Primary School

Special Educational Needs

Our Ethos:

At Whitings Hill Primary School we pride ourselves on being an inclusive environment; welcoming children with a range of needs and disabilities. We strive to ensure our classrooms cater for all need types through outstanding teaching and informed methods that enable children to succeed academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

 

In order to ensure our everyday classroom practice is as inclusive as possible, we work closely with outside agencies so that personalised provision is put into place to meet individual needs.

 

We work inclusively with our families to maximize the learning potential of all children in our community. Pupils with SEND are valued members of our school community and every effort is made to support their individual needs. We hope that you feel able to come and ask any questions you have regarding support for your child. We believe that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education which should enable them to achieve their full potential. 

 

The London Borough of Barnet’s local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. It allows families to see what they can expect from a range of local agencies and how to access them. You can find this information here:

https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/parent_zone

 

The Inclusion Lead/Pastoral Team

The Inclusion Lead/SENDCO at Whitings Hill School is Mrs Paulla Andreou. Mrs Andreou has worked within special needs for over 30 years both as a class teacher and in her role as a SENDCO during the last 6 years. Mrs Andreou is also closely supported by Ms Tracy Barker (Pastoral Manager) and Ms Joanne Mogford (Pastoral support). The Pastoral Team work together with the SENDCo and Senior Leadership Team to identify pupils who require additional support in relation to their social, emotional and mental health needs. The school also employs a large number of teaching assistants who are offered regular training to meet the needs of individual pupils in their classes.

 

Please feel free to contact Mrs Andreou and/or the Pastoral Team via the school office should you require any further information:

Telephone: 0208 359 5360

Email: office@whitingshill.barnetmail.net

 

SEND Policies

 

Useful websites/documents

  • The London Borough of Barnet’s local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers. It allows families to see what they can expect from a range of local agencies and how to access them. You can find this information here:

https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/parent_zone

 

  • Barnet’s SENCO’s and Barnet with Cambridge Education have worked together to develop a SEND toolkit for SENCOs. Take a look at the toolkit in the links below and this will give you an idea of what to expect from your child’s SENCO:

https://www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk/blog_articles/1776-new-toolkit-for-sencos?term=ordinarily+available+document