BWA is an inclusive school. Inclusion is about meeting the needs of all children, including those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, those with emotional and behavioural difficulties and those for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL).
We aim to ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced, rich and relevant curriculum, and all have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Providing for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is a key part of a successful inclusive school. There is a shared expectation that all pupils regardless of their specific needs should be offered inclusive quality teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
At BWA we offer a range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and health problems or sensory and physical needs. We work effectively with other services to ensure we do all we can to meet the needs of every pupil. For example we can utilise the resources available within Quality First Education Trust, our local authorities or other professional support agencies.
Our special Education Needs Policy is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independant and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation. Here are the links to our Special Education Needs Policy and SEND Information report.
If you wish to talk to us about your child's needs or provisions please speak to your child's class teacher or ask to speak with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Miss Alexandra Williams. She may be contacted through the school office on 0207 228 3055.
Further information and guidance
Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities may find the following guidance and information sources helpful:
- Family Information Service is a free online resource for families with children with special needs or disabilities. It provides information on childcare, education, family support and activities.
SEND Parent Carers in Wandsworth is your local parent carer forum. It is run by, and for, parent carers of children or young people (0-25) in Wandsworth with special educational needs and disabilities, with or without a formal diagnosis. The forum voices parent carer views to key policy makers in Wandsworth in order to influence planning and improvement of SEND services and also aims to signpost parent carers to organisations that can help them. All parent carers are welcomed and encouraged to join the forum and voice their opinions and experiences. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The SEND guide for parents and carers from the Department for Education
- The SEND code of practice from the Department for Education