Whiston Worrygoose J&I School

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Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire



Whiston Worrygoose J&I School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities



At Whiston Worrygoose, we want all of our pupils to be able to make the most of their education and know that they are a valuable member of the school community, regardless of their particular needs.


We give pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the support that they need, along with a broad and balanced curriculum. We work closely with families to help their children succeed and go on to the next stage of their education with confidence. We aim high with our SEND pupils and we expect their results to be better than the national average.

SENDCO: Mrs M Senior
SEND School Governor: Mrs Sam Lord


If you wish to speak to Mrs Senior, ring the school office (01709 541878) or email enquiries@wwg.wwpat.org



Quality First Teaching: All class teachers must be aware of the needs and requirements of their pupils and plan and differentiate accordingly.

The Graduated Approach is at the heart of whole school practice as we are continually assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing our approach to teaching all children where a potential special educational need has been identified, this process becomes increasingly personalised and responds over time to a growing understanding of the child’s or young person’s barriers to and gaps in learning and an increasingly individualised assessment of need cyclical process enables schools to continually reflect on its approaches to meeting a child’s needs.

Whiston Worrygoose J and I has robust policies and procedures in place for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and we comply with the following legal requirements:

section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014

regulation 51 

schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability
Regulations 2014


Key Roles and Responsibilities

The SENDCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans.


The SENDCO at Whiston Worrygoose is Mrs M Senior  (m.senior@wwg.wwpat.org)


The Head of School, Mrs V Hill, has specific responsibility for safeguarding (DSL) whilst Mrs M Senior and Mr R Gardner are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).

Definition of SEN and Disability- SEND


At Whiston Worrygoose  we use the definition for SEN and for disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2014). This states:


SEN: A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England.


Disability: Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ‘…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’


 SEND Information Report (1).docxDownload
 SEND policy.docx.pdfDownload
 send-local-offer 16.9.21.docxDownload
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Under The Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with SEN aged 0-25.  This is called the ‘Local Offer’.  

You can access the Special Educational Needs "Local Offer" by clicking here

SEND Local Offer