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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Here at Woolton Hill Junior School, we are committed to meeting the special educational needs of all our children.  We strive to encourage and support children  to  succeed in all aspects of school life.  We provide a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment to enable children to thrive in learning and grow in confidence.


Our aim is to identify and provide support across the wide range of needs a child may have; communication and interaction, cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and sensory/physical needs.  


For more information on how we support children with special educational needs at Woolton Hill Junior School, please read our policy and information report (including accessibility).




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Our SEND Team


Our SEND team is led by Mrs Dickens (SENDCO / Inclusion Lead).  Mrs Dickens works across the school to ensure that children's needs are being met within the classroom.  Mrs Dickens also teaches our academic nurture class (Willows) each morning with Mrs Watts.  In Willows, children are taught using nurturing practices and learning is bespoke to each individual.



Our nurture group, Acorns, runs three afternoons a week.  Acorns is run by Miss Hawkins and Mrs Fritz.  Our  sessions are run using the six key principles of nurture.  These are:

1.       Children's learning is understood developmentally

2.       The classroom offers a safe base

3.       The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing

4.       Language is a vital means of communication

5.       All behaviour is communication

6.       The importance of transition in children's lives


For more information on nurture groups please look at the following website and booklet.

What is a nurture group?

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