SENCo - Mrs Srifet-Jenner
SEN and Deputy Safeguarding Lead- Mrs Jones
SEN Teaching Assistants - Mrs Streatfield/Mrs Smith
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 Condition, 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: Toe by Toe, Power of 2, Precision Teaching, Counselling, BEAM, Sensory Circuits, Speech and Language Link programmes (infant), fine motor skills, Lego Therapy intervention, First Class Maths, Handwriting (Nelson), Success At Arithmetic, Numicon.
The Local Offer for Kent County Council can be found at https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs.