SEND and Local Offer
At The Westgate School we are committed to giving all of our students every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards and become #equippedforlife by taking account of students’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children, reminding them that ‘better never stops’. We strive to be a fully inclusive school, and actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude students. The achievements, attitudes, and wellbeing of all our students matter. We believe strongly in working closely with parents/ carers and other professionals that support the learning and needs of our SEND students. We provide a high quality education, recognising and valuing the achievement of each individual.
Children are identified as having SEND when they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children the same age, or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of education facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the Local Authority (SEND Regulations 2014).
Students at Westgate School have a range of difficulties including Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties and Sensory or Physical difficulties. All students at The Westgate School, including those with EHCPs, are integrated into the mainstream school. We provide students with full access to the National Curriculum and arrangements to withdraw students from lessons are only made to meet students’ specific needs such as physiotherapy.
The Westgate school has a resource base for those with a physical impairment. These students in the resource base have provision for physiotherapy and personal care as outlined in their EHCP.
The Resource Base can cater for up to 15 students with Physical Needs who have an Education Health Care Plan; these students are fully integrated into all aspects of the school. The site is fully wheelchair accessible and students are taught within the mainstream school. Our Resource base students are the only students that maybe removed from a lesson to ensure that their physiotherapy can be incorporated into their school day.
Local Offer – we contribute to Slough’s Local Offer which provides information on services for children and young people with SEN.
For more information about Special Educational Needs (SEN) please view the attached documentation below, alternatively please do not hesitate to contact the SENDCo.