Team Around the Child

At Wellington Primary School we welcome children with a range of learning preferences, including students of determination (students with special education needs and disabilities), students who are gifted and talented and students who are English Language Learners. Our department are committed to creating a Team Around the Child with everyone working together to ensure that the child achieves the very best that they can. The Inclusion team work closely with teachers, parents and external therapists to provide support in the most effective way, including in class support and small group teaching outside of the classroom.

Individual Education Plans allow a child’s strengths and needs to be analysed and targets to be set in order to move learning forward. We create strong links with external therapists so that the team are all working towards a shared goal. By maintaining these positive and open communicative relationships between WPS, parents and therapists we support the child in their educational journey.

Children who need English Language Support receive an on entry assessment and observation so that we can establish their level of English and set targets for development. A structured scheme of work is delivered in small group sessions and feedback is given to the class teacher in order to ensure continuation of learning skills.

We understand that some children may have received a diagnosis before coming to school. We ask that on application to WPS that you please share full details of any special educational needs, individual education plans (IEPs) and any Educational Psychologist, Pediatric, or other specialist reports (e.g., Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy) if completed. Sharing educational history with us prior to a place being offered is essential so that staff can ensure an appropriate assessment of educational need, educational plan and resourcing is in place.