Many of our learners have already been identified as having SEN by their referring schools. Other needs are diagnosed whilst learners are at The Woodlands.
All learners complete Baseline tests on arrival. Some difficulties, such as reading ability, are identified during these tests. Other needs, such as processing difficulties, may be highlighted by our staff. Any member of staff can submit a SEN Short Note to the SENDCo. The SENDCo will then carry out assessments, observations or make a referral to a partner agency with parental agreement.
We hold an assessment week every term where all learners are tested in the Core subjects (English, Maths and Science). Senior staff analyse all data to identify gaps in progress for different groups of children, including those with SEN.
Learners identified as having SEN needs have a SEN Support Plan. For learners on a short-term placement, these are created by their home school and monitored by The Woodlands. For learners who are permanently excluded they will have one created by their Woodland’s tutor with support from their Pastoral Mentor and the SENDCo. These are reviewed regularly and new outcomes set when needed. The learner’s Tutor or Pastoral Mentor is responsible for sharing the SEN Support Plan with families.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.