Special educational needs

SENCO: Mrs S Gibson

The SEND information Report 

This information report is reviewed every 2 years. Reviewed September 2019. Next review due date September 2021

Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are a fully inclusive school who strives to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs).  Children may have special educational needs that require additional support when progress has slowed or stopped.  A young person is said to have SEN if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or if they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school.  (If you feel that you need to discuss your child, please contact Mrs Sarah Gibson).

The Special Educational Needs & Disability Regulations 2014

SEND Code of Practice January 2015

Disability Equality Policy November 2018

Accessibility plan 20-23

Pupil support

At Woodlands, pupils are always at the heart of our decision making.  In partnership with parents, we aim to ensure, wherever possible, high quality provision is planned to meet the specific individual needs of each pupil.

We use a wealth of data collected by teachers, support staff and SENCo to track all pupils.  Every child is set challenging targets and all staff will support the pupils in achieving the targets.  

Who is responsible for SEND provision?

All staff at Woodlands are responsible and committed to providing education and support for SEND pupils.  The class teachers and support staff have general day to day responsibility for your child in liaison with the SENCo.  Differentiated work may be provided in lessons, 1:1 support may be given where needed and outside agencies are brought in to offer support and advice where necessary. 


Mrs Sarah Gibson is the SENCo and can be contacted at office@woodlands,bradford.sch.uk or on 01274 678385.  

Mr Gary Dennison is the Governor with responsibilty for SEND.

Admissions- for pupils with disabilities and additional needs. Please also refer to the admissions policy.

 At Woodlands we look at the educational needs of a pupil with disabilities and then working with other professionals, we plan a learning package best suited to the needs of the individual pupil.  We will also work closely with parents to ensure that Woodlands offers the child the very best educational experience, and this allows the school to provide learning opportunities which can be mesaured for progress in relation to the the child's needs. This means that the adults involved in supporting the pupil will meet on a regular basis to plan educaitonal provisions which will suit the needs if the individual. We shall work closely with parents to ensure each child receives the best education possible for their child.

Every pupil is provided with equal opportunity to access all aspects of the whole curriculum.  See Equal Opportunities Policy.


 Woodlands is contained on one site and in one main building.  We have ramp access via the front of school and have the facilities to accommodate children with physical disabilities.

The Governing Body

Mr Gary Dennison is the Governor with responsibility for SEND.  The Governing body regularly receives updates about the provision and progress of children with any additional needs.  

External Agency links

Staff at Woodlands works in partnership with many different outside agencies and support organisations to meet the individual needs of children   Meetings are held with parents and outside agencies, to monitor provision and progress, and changes to IEP's and current practice where necessary. 

  • Bradford Children's Services Special Educational Needs Team
  • Bradford Children's Services Early Years Team
  • Bradford Children's Services Learning Difficulties Team
  • Bradford Children's Services Autism Spectrum Team
  • Bradford Children's Services Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Team
  • Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Bradford Children's Services Educational Psychology Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • and other services as and when required.

Provision for SEND pupils

 All pupils with SEND are provided with the opportunity to achieve personal. social, emotional and academic success.

Where necessary, pupils are assessed to put in access arrangements for formal assessments, SATs.

Additional lessons outside the classroom are provided to ensure that individuals and groups of pupils progress.

Co-ordination of all staff working with SEND pupils, to ensure that appropriate academic progress is made in line with targets.

Pupils with medical needs

 Staff will administer prescribed medicines when needed. and that correct procedures are followed during school visits/residentials.

Health care and medical support plans will be completed for individual pupils.

All staff will be trained to supervise children with severe allergies, and receive yearly epipen training.

Pupils with behavioural/social and emotional needs

Provide behaviour support plans so that the pupil will achieve academic success, as well as social/emotional support to overcome barriers to learning.

Sand Tray Therapy is provided by Mrs Stack to support children with social/emotional needs.


SEN Complaints Process

 If a parent or carer have a complaint about the SEND provision in teh school they may initailly contact:

  • the class teacher
  • The SENCO
  • The deputy headteacher
  • The Headteacher

In response the classteacher and SENCO will provide evidence of work undertaken, targets and assessments of progress, to be discussed with the parents. If the problem is still not resolved parents may then contact the governing body to request a meeting. This may lead to a formal complaint to the Trust/LA or with an appeal to the SEN Tribunal.


Policy & Local Offer documents can be found below.