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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Article 2: All children have these rights no matter who they are, where they live, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis. 

Article 23: All children have the right to special education and care if you have a disability so you can live a full life. 

Our SEND team

Everyone at Penwortham plays a role in supporting pupils with additional needs, and all teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND. Our quality first teaching and carefully planned provision ensures that the needs of all children are met.

The SEND team is made up of:

  • Deputy for Inclusion - Andrew Murning 

  • SENDCo - Marta Mrozowska 

  • SEND Admin - Jacqui Okuefuna

  • SEND team - Sarah Young

 Our SEND policy can be found here.

Achievements and awards 

IQM with Centre of Excellence status. Read our report here. Read the 2021 Annual Review report here

The National Special Educational Needs and Disability Award in category of Most Inclusive Practice Across School 2020. Link to the award here

The National Special Educational Needs and Disability Award in category of Partnership with Parents 2020.  Link to the award here. Read the testimonials from parents here

Coronavirus Home Learning

Resources and guidance 

  Resources to support children with SEND

Sensory and/or physical needs 

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and Learning

Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties 

Support from the Local Authority

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Wandsworth’s Local Offer provides information for children and young people aged 0-25 years, living in Wandsworth, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families, and the professionals working with them. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localoffer

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Wandsworth Council’s Family Information Service provides free information and guidance on childcare, education, family support and activities for children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 for young people with special needs or disabilities). www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fis

SEND Newsletters

Introductory letter

November issue

December issue

January//February issue

SEND Tip of the Week

Tip of the week 2

Tip of the week 3

Tip of the week 4

Tip of the week 5

Tip of the week 6

Tip of the week 7

Tip of the week 8 

Tip of the week 9 

Tip of the week 10

  

 Parent Workshops - Speech and Language Development

Workshop 1: The Development of Speech and Language 

 

Workshop 2: Attention and Listening Skills

 

Workshop 3: Receptive Language (Understanding)

 

Workshop 4: Expressive Language (Speaking)

 

Workshop 5: EAL (English as an Additional Language)

 

Previous Projects

Sensory Room

In 2019, we raised money for a sensory room at Penwortham. Some of the team took part in a 5k race and raised £2500 through sponsorship. The school PTA continued to raise money for the sensory room, and we are delighted to announce it has now been installed in our school and is ready for children to use. The sensory room will really support our pupils with additional needs. You can see our sensory room here

Sensory Wall

Our first SEND project - Sensory wall - was designed and created by our children and for our children. You can see our sensory wall here.

We used a variety of different items and materials such as:

  • Sponges and scourers

  • Zips and buttons

  • Scarfs

  • Foam stickers

  • Little padlocks

  • Feathers

  • Decorative beads

  • Colourful slinkies

  • Astroturf

  • Fabrics - silk, lace, sequin

  • Switches

  • Decorative lights

The main purpose of this project was to create a multi-sensory environment that will help children to 

  • Increase concentration and focus attention

  • Develop or reactive senses of hearing , sight, smell , touch . and taste

  • Heighten awareness and improve alertness

  • Improve coordination and motor development

  • Promote cognitive development by increased brain function

  • Lead participants to explore their environment

  • Provide security 

  • Be an unrestrained atmosphere where participants feel able to enjoy themselves

  • improve creativity

  • Develop of a sense of cause and effect

  • Promote social interactions

  • Promote mental and physical relaxation - Stress levels drop dramatically

  • Result in more calmness and lower aggressive behaviours

  • Increase opportunity for choice and self-determination

  • Improve communication and sharing

  • Provide relief from pain and painful physiotherapy.