Woolston Community Primary School
Our Mission Statement:
At Woolston Community Primary School we aim to provide a caring happy environment where learning is challenging and fun and where we show respect for each other and the environment. We believe that diversity is a strength that should be celebrated and respected by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
We are an inclusive mainstream community primary school for 4 – 11 year olds, with two designated provisions for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
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Childcare provision related to this school
- Woolston Wasps Link Club
Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details.
- Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
Please contact the Families Information Service for more details.
For more detailed information of childcare linked to this school please contact the Families Information Service, who can offer comprehensive up to date information on registered childcare in Warrington, including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, out of school and holiday clubs, carer & toddler groups, leisure activities and much more.....
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WBC school admission, transport & pupil services team 01925 446226
Woolston Community Primary is a friendly primary school, located three miles from Warrington town centre. We are an inclusive mainstream community primary school for 4 – 11 year olds, with two designated provisions for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
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Where to go
- Woolston Community Primary School
- WA1 4NW
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Woolston Community Primary School is a one form entry school. All our staff work hard to ensure that all children feel valued, are achieving their potential and enjoy their learning.
We offer a broad and well balanced curriculum in a caring, supportive environment. Our pupils are well behaved, positive and enthusiastic learners.
Onsite, the Local Authority host a designated provision for children with Autism.
- Contact Name
- Hayley Robinson (Inclusion Manager)
- Contact Telephone
- 01925 837764
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 5-11 - Primary
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
All pupils throughout the school are monitored via our Provision Mapping tool and a class action plan which identifies each pupil’s needs against the four areas of need in the Code of Practice, and also identifies the provision in place for that pupil (staffing, resources, activities, approaches). This is reviewed termly and is the basis for discussion between class teachers and the SENDCo particularly at transition time in July.
As recommended in the Code of Practice, there is a graduated model of action and intervention to help pupils who have special educational needs at Woolston Community Primary School. This approach recognises that there is a continuum of special educational need. Where necessary, increasing specialist expertise will be brought to bear on the difficulties that a pupil may be experiencing, therefore ensuring progressively more powerful interventions can be used to meet increasing need. This model also allows the range, type and intensity of interventions to be reduced as a pupil makes adequate progress.
Speak to your child’s class teacher who will be able to advise and liaise with the school SENDCo. They will be able to advise and support. The school has an open door policy and we understand that your child’s education is a joint partnership between school and parents.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
The class teacher in consultation with the SENDCo, parents and young person will discuss and plan the education program. The effectiveness of this will be monitored over time and progress will be reviewed at least termly. The class teacher will continue to inform parents of pupil progress when necessary and will update the SENDCo where appropriate. The Governors will continue to monitor the progress of SEND pupils.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
School provision maps and action plans identify categories of need and resources are allocated to best fit those needs. Teachers differentiate lessons according to individual pupil needs and where necessary Pupil Passports are generated in consultation with parents and pupils. These detail specific targets, resources and support on an individual basis.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
Class teachers will share, discuss, and review progress and targets with parent/ carers and the young person at regular intervals. Communication diaries may be used to further support home school liaison and there will be an annual review of progress. Parents may be invited to attend training events to support further learning and there will be open lines of communication between all stakeholders.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
Please refer to the schools policies found on our website regarding, Health and Safety, Behaviour and Equality. Pupils are well supported by:
- · An anti-bullying policy that is supported by a whole school ethos
- · Play leaders to support playtime
- · Targeted support for individual pupils
- · Pupil Voice: School Council
Positive relationships and raised self-esteem in pupils as a result of:
- · After school clubs
- · Class led collective worship
- · Residential trips, including adventurous activities from Y3-6.
- · Opportunities for pupils to play a musical instrument
· Weekly Celebration assembly
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
School will access a number of local authority specialist services such as:
Speech and language Support
School Health Advisor
Our school will also seek private specialist services where necessary
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
School SENDCo attends regular SEND training through the Local Education Authority to maintain up to date knowledge of SEND practice. The SENDCo is currently completing the National SENCo Award, which is due to be completed by July 2018.
The SENDCo delivers at least 1 staff meeting a term to deliver information on SEND.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
At Woolston Community Primary School we seek to include all pupils in all activities and will work closely with parents/carers to ensure barriers to participation are catered for. Risk assessments will be shared with pupils and families to ensure correct provision is in place.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?
Woolston Community Primary school is fully accessible for wheelchair users and also has a fully equipped disabled toilet which has a height adjustable changing table and shower facility/wet room.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
Our school works closely with local secondary schools to ensure smooth transition for all pupils. Careful programmes of transition are created to meet the individual needs of pupils and parents are encouraged to accompany pupils where appropriate. School ensures formal and informal meetings are held to share knowledge, data, progress and any other relevant information/ documentation with the receiving school so that a complete picture of each pupil is shared.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
Provision mapping and class action plans identify categories of need for an individual, class and whole school basis. Funds are allocated to best meet the needs of pupils and spending is regularly reviewed to ensure the school is utilising funds to ensure the very best practice and support is in place.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Following detailed assessment of the pupil, the class teacher, in consultation with the SENDCo, will decide the nature and regularity of individual pupil support. This may be more appropriate as a small group intervention or if the need arises on a 1:1 basis. Support will change according to the ongoing review of need and this will be discussed with parents/carers and the child.
For Pupils with an EHCP, further consultation will take place with all stakeholders as to the success and requirements of intervention and the funding that is available to school
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
Parents will be informed of our home school agreement, which details the expectations of all stakeholders in school. Parents are partners in their child’s education and will be encouraged to access school events and be involved in school life. Our open door policy means teachers are available to discuss concerns either informally through a drop in process or parents may request a formal appointment.