Inclusion is at the heart of our school community.
Our school prides itself on meeting the needs of all learners despite a child’s individual barriers.
This stems from our vision and values in placing emotional and social development in the heart of learning within the school community ensuring children are ready to face the challenges and succeed in life beyond primary school.
Bespoke SEND Provision at Wansbeck
At Wansbeck we have a growing SEN population meaning we have to regularly reflect on how we provide the best opportunities for children with a wide range of individual needs.
We recognize that for many reasons for some children a mainstream classroom is a barrier to children’s progress and wellbeing.
Due to this we have created bespoke internal provisions that better meet some children’s individual needs whilst ensuring this children remain part of our ‘Wansbeck family’.
Our Burrow classrooms are part of our whole school SEN approach and commitment to provide bespoke provision for children who have high social communication needs, barriers to learning and emotional well-being difficulties.
Burrow 1 caters for children in Key Stage 1 who have their needs best met in a small, bespoke environment base on the principles of learning in an EYFS environment.
The environment is designed in a way for children to develop communication and interaction skills and develop resilience for learning.
The environment is adapted according to the needs of the children and children access learning on both a 1:1 and in small groups.
When children are ready the start to access the main Year 1 and 2 class with a carefully planned transition.
Burrow 2 caters for children who have a range of complex needs from Key Stage 2 where a small, bespoke environment meets their individual needs.
Speech language and communication are at the forefront of the provision.
The development of emotional, social and life skills are key drivers to support children in emotional resilience and regulation for life beyond primary school.
Resource base at Wansbeck
Wansbeck has been identified through trust reviews and visits as having specific expertise in supporting other trust schools with the needs of children with social, emotional and mental health identified needs.
Due to this the school is home to one of the trusts behavior support provisions
– ‘The Wansbeck Wizards.’
The ‘Wizards’ takes children who are recommended through a HCAT panel decision for short term placements to address SEMH needs.
This provision is highly structured with a main aim of intervention to prevent children being excluded from a mainstream setting. It focuses on development of emotional regulation and social skills, which are often the key areas the children have as a barrier to learning.
The highly bespoke curriculum considers each child’s bespoke academic needs alongside their individual targets which are often based around SEMH. The Wizards also offers an outreach arm to support HCAT schools in creating capacity and expertise in schools to support children with SEMH
The ASD base is new at Wansbeck and aims to provide those pupils, who are struggling to access a mainstream classroom, the structure they need to begin to access their learning. It aims to develop their independence skills and targets areas for intervention to support pupils to achieve. The learning environment is structured and bespoke to the individual child, we also have the use of a new sensory room to develop sensory and emotional regulation.