The Inclusion Department meets the many and varied needs of students within the school. The SEN Co-ordinator, Mrs Efthymiou, heads a Department which includes a Deputy Senco, an EAL (English as an Additional Language) Co-ordinator and an SEN teacher as well as Teaching Assistants. At Wanstead High School, we have a culture of Inclusion and diversity in which everyone can participate in school life. Our Department goal mirrors the whole school ethos ‘to liberate the potential of all students to aspire, achieve and succeed in their learning’ and this lies at the heart of all the work that we do with our young people.
We work with a range of SEN Students with needs in the following areas: Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social, emotional and mental health difficulties, Sensory and/or physical needs and students with English as an Additional Language. We support students with Statements of SEN/Education Health and Care Plans as well as those at SEN support.
Support is largely provided in class. We work with all teachers in our school to provide access to the curriculum for students who require help. Where appropriate, students may work in small groups but support is, as far as possible, tailored to meet individual needs and takes place in class. We aim to develop independent young people ready for the next stage in their lives whether that is for work, further study or apprenticeships.
We believe in partnership working with parents – we value the input of parents and aim to work with them to achieve the best outcomes for their sons/daughters. We work efficiently and effectively with a number of agencies including Educational Psychologists and Outreach teachers. Please read our SEND Policy and SEND Information report for further information.
Wanstead High School SEND Information Report click here
From 1st September 2014 there are new duties with regards to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Wanstead High School remains committed to being an inclusive, mainstream secondary school as part of Redbridge Local Authority. Please click here to read our SEND Policy. We continue to be secure in the knowledge that existing ways of working are effective and support all young people well.’
Wanstead High School’s Local Offer can be accessed here.
For additional information on the new SEND arrangements, please do look at IPSEA.
Anna Efthymiou, Senco
Please click on the above link to access online resources, helping our students to work independently in and out of school.