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SEN provision at Westacre

Introduction to SEN provision at Westacre Middle School

Our SEN Register 


SEN Support

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 child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making using of the facilities in a mainstream school.

SEN provision is that which is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age in mainstream schools. The use of outside agencies very much depends upon the individual needs. 


Education, Health and Care Plan

An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through SEN Support.  They identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.


Inclusive classrooms

All of our classrooms are inclusive and dyslexia-friendly. We have a wide range of resources to support all learners, including those with Special Educational needs. These include: Visual timetables, task management boards, alphabet and numbers, class laptop and iPad as well as some which are assigned to individual pupils and a wide range of other classroom resources.

Additional resources available to all include: coloured overlays and reading rulers; pencil grips; left-handed rulers; rulers with a grip; magnified rulers; talking tins and coloured whiteboards.


Adaptive teaching

‘High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people’


Work may be adapted in various ways including by:

  • Outcome
  • Support
  • Task
  • Resource/ presentation
  • Time
  • Feedback
  • Grouping