All children at Walworth have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Most of our children need support to help them with social, emotional and mental health aspects of their everyday lives and many have other associated complex difficulties. Perhaps the most important factor in developing each and every child`s full potential is the essential cooperation necessary by all those people involved in the child`s welfare to ensure the best possible outcomes. ALL staff at Walworth are fully committed to this overriding principle.
We identify SEND by reviewing the content in the children’s ECHP and liaising with previous schools as well as tracking children’s progress carefully to identify any underperformance. We act decisively on any concerns raised by parents / carers. We have a number of links with external agencies whom we invite to work in school to support children and their teachers. Teachers continually assess each child and notes areas where further support are needed.
A full Review or EHCP review meeting takes place each year to discuss any potential changes to each child`s educational, health and social care outcomes. This review is coordinated by qualified SENCOs. Review of previous outcomes is an essential component of the meeting alongside setting aspirations and new outcomes for the following year. Parents / carers and other professionals involved with the child will be invited to provide the most composite and up to date picture available to support progress. It is vitally important that parents / carers attend these meetings so that opinions can be shared and discussion takes place about your child`s changing and developing needs. The discussion of this meeting will review, amend or change the plan for the following year to ensure that the child’s needs are being addressed and met.
Within school every child will have an Individual SEN Support plan which includes a placement plan for children who reside in Acorn House. The focus for their educational, behavioural, social and health outcomes. This SEN plan is a “working document” and is regularly discussed in school with the child and parents / carers, to ensure the child stays on track with their focus outcomes, amendments being made if necessary at any point. The support plan would indicate approaches to learning, behaviour management, social development and specific intervention packages where necessary and work involving other external professionals in relation to the outcomes set in the children’s EHCP. This focus brings together a holistic view point and provides a clearer picture of how universal services and policies are put into practice and work together, in the best interests of the children who attend the school.
For further information please view or download our Accessibility Plan which can be found in the School Policies section of our website.