Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) information pages. We hope you will find out about a variety of ways in which we are able to support your child to reach his/her full potential, enabling a successful transition into adult life. Ryhill Junior and Infants is an inclusive school, we ensure that pupils are included in all aspects of learning and school life throughout our school. We adhere to Wakefield LA’s admissions policy that we do not discriminate against any child.
From time to time some children require additional support to help meet their needs or improve their ability to access the curriculum in a way which suits their learning style. The decision to do this is made by the school and is based on a variety of factors including academic progress, and/or assessments carried out by teaching staff or other professionals. It may also be based on ensuring children have a smooth transition into school or require support when going through significant change either at home or school. Parents/Carers will be informed when this happens.
Some children will require support for a longer period of time to ensure they can access the curriculum effectively and be included fully in classroom learning and school events. Support will be planned by school staff and where appropriate by external professionals. Parents/Carers will be kept informed about this support.
Children who require support in terms of their acquisition of English are not considered SEND pupils but as they may require additional support, their needs are reflected in our local offer.
Our Local Offer describes the range of provision and support available to support identified children as and when appropriate. This Offer is subject to change depending on budgetary constraints and policy review.
The school uses its best endeavours to ensure that the provision for all its pupils is of the highest possible standard, whilst acknowledging that we are continually striving to improve our practice. We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers. We are working to achieve this in a variety of different ways.
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District.
This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families.
When children with SEND leave our setting transition meetings are set up between the SENCO, Current Class Teacher and their new school. Transition days are made available for the children. Parents are contacted and involved as much as possible. All SEND information and EHCP’s are sent up to their next school setting.