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Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress because of the good teaching they receive and the effective additional help the school provides. Gaps in their knowledge and skills are steadily being reduced in all classes and year groups.
Ofsted 2015

At Short Wood Primary School we feel strongly that every child should reach or exceed their potential. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Not all pupils with disabilities have special educational needs and not all pupils with SEN meet the definition of disability but this offer covers all of these pupils.We offer support for pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities including; visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech language and communication difficulties, ASD, ADHD, ADD, Aspergers, cognition and learning difficulties, physical difficulties and social and emotional difficulties.We consider that the needs of the individual child are ‘key’ to their learning success. All children receive class teacher input via good and outstanding teaching:


  • The teacher will have the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in the class.
  • All teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
  • Putting in place different ways of teaching so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning or providing different resources adapted for your child.
  • Putting in place specific strategies, which may be suggested by the SENCO (special need coordinator) or staff from outside agencies, to enable your child to access the learning task


Children’s progress is constantly monitored and assessed and careful records are kept. Sometimes we find that a child does not make the progress we expect and when this happens, we talk to parents and appropriate steps are put in place to support the child.


The school will always work in partnership with parents/carers and parents/carers are kept fully informed at every stage once we have identified that their child could benefit from some extra help. This could be for educational, personal and social or physical needs. The support may be short term or long term.


* Also of interest to parents is the Telford and Wrekin’s Local Offer  that provides information on services from education, health and social care agencies.


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Short Wood Primary School - Aiming high, growing dreams.