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Woodfield SEND Policy

We are committed to providing a secure, enjoyable, and stimulating place to learn and work, where everyone feels proud of what they have achieved. We have a practical curriculum that is personalised and engaging and where all staff has high expectations that challenge and meet the individual needs of our pupils respecting the multicultural environment of the school. We develop skills for independence preparing pupils for an active and fulfilling role in society. We foster close working relationships with parents and carers, enabling them to play a full part in the education of their children and feel part of the school community.

Our Vision- ‘Creating a Community of Lifelong Learners’

We strive for all our pupils to become successful learners and ensure all their endeavours are valued. We reward and recognise every step pupils take on the journey to reach their full potential. As a school community we celebrate success with pupils in all aspects of their learning experiences through accreditations and the vocational pathways they choose. We want all learners to leave Woodfield on clear, personalised pathways leading to further education, independence, employment opportunities, social inclusion, and healthy lifestyles.

Aims of the SEND policy

  • that pupils access high quality provision as set out in their Education Health and Care Plan or Statement of Educational Need.

  • that practice reflects our school  mission statement;

  • that all staff play an active role in identifying changing or emergent needs for our learners

  • that responsive systems allow these needs to be met through quality first teaching and graduated provision, tailored to the needs of our learners.


These aims will be achieved by:

  • driving quality first teaching through providing all staff with up to date and relevant information on the needs of all learners;
  • providing staff with clear and accessible systems to feedback concerns, changes and strategies which can be disseminated throughout the school.
  • ensuring parents and carers have an active voice and role in their child’s education, through joint-target setting and review, to ensure each learner is progressing to achieve their outcomes.
  • regular curriculum review and innovation, to ensure it is in line with the needs, outcomes and supports the aspirations of all learners
  • providing staff with regular and strategic professional development to develop SEN Pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners;
  • a clear and transparent system of graduated provision in the four areas of need, allowing pupils to access responsive support
  • ensuring additional provision is regularly reviewed and shared with parents/carers, families and learners, to drive progress towards each learner’s outcomes.

The SEND Policy is available for download below.

Our SEND lead is Deborah Wood (