Village Schools Partnership

SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our Partnership SENDCO (SEND Coordinator) is Mrs Cathy Farmer. She is a highly experienced SENDCO who works across all three schools in the Partnership and teaches part time in Woolsery Primary.

Within our Partnership we have children with a wide range of needs

How is is my child supported through SEND Provision at Village Schools Partnership?

(This is also known as The SEND Information Report)


All Devon Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

·         The Children and Families Bill was enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’. Click HERE to view the relevant DCC pages.

·         The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.

Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we offer you and your child?

At Woolsery Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.

Please click on the 13 questions below for more information about the Local Offer and how we can support your child.

Question 1

Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)?

Question 2

What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in our schools?

Question 3

How can I let the school know that I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?

Question 4

How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?

Question 5

How is extra support allocated to children and how do they progress in their learning?

Question 6

Who are the people providing services to children with SEND in the Village Schools Partnership?

Question 7

How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with SEND and what training do teachers have?

Question 8

How will the teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?

Question 9

How will the Partnership measure the progress of my child in school?

Question 10

What support does the Partnership provide for me as a parent of a child with SEND?

Question 11

How are Village Schools Partnership schools accessible to children with SEND?

Question 12

How will the school support my child when they are joining this school? Leaving this school? Or moving on to another class?

Question 13

How will the school support my child’s emotional and social development?