Learning Support and SENCo
Woodville School prides ourselve in knowing our students’ needs and not much goes unnoticed. All of our teachers know all students really well and readily adapt things to respond to the learning needs.
Teachers track all students progress and use data to inform next learning steps. Regular staff meetings are used for monitoring students and interactions between teachers focus on enhancing collaborative problem solving to further improve student’s learning. Children are at the heart of our conversations.
Priority learners are tracked and teachers and teacher aides work closely together to cater for their learning needs.
We have teacher aides who provide support to our students. We utilise the resources and expertise of other agencies whose role is to support children with special needs.
A full range of support services offered by the Ministry of Education to schools can be found here:
Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Woodville School has a dedicated SENCo.
The SENCO has a critical role to play in ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities within a school receive the support they need.
The type of responsibilities our SENCo has are:
Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.
- Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs.
- Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN.
- Liaising with parents of children with SEN.
- Liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies.
- Ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEN up to date.
There are outside agencies and extra support that the school can access and apply for:
ORS (Ongoing Resource Scheme)
ICS (In Class Support)
Behaviour Programme Support Funding
RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour)
SLT (Speech and Language)
OT (Occupational Therapist)