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SEND

This page provides information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support available for pupils attending Westgate Primary School.

At Westgate Primary School we make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need without an Education, Health and Care Plan, for instance dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, speech and language needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties and behaviour difficulties.  There are other kinds of special educational need which do not occur as frequently and with which the school is less familiar, but we can access training and advice so that these kinds of needs can be met. 

We follow the Mainstream Core Standards advice developed by Kent County Council to ensure that our teaching conforms to best practice. 

At Westgate Primary School we use a range of methods to assess and plan for our pupils. Where it is identified that pupils may need extra support, we offer a range of interventions alongside quality first teaching. The interventions offered on our provision map currently are: Precision Teaching, Counselling, BEAM, Sensory Circuits, Speech and Language Link programmes, fine motor skills, handwriting and PIXL therapies. 

The Local Offer for Kent County Council can be found at https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs.

Who can I contact for further information?

Routinely, the first point of contact is the class teacher, however if further clarification or involvement is needed, you can arrange a meeting with the SENCo - Mrs Maidment.  You can make an appointment via the class teacher or via the school office.

Please read our attached SEND Information Report below for further information: