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Whale Hill Primary School is proud to be an inclusive school; we aim to provide a suitable education for all children regardless of their academic ability or additional need. Providing a broad and varied curriculum and ensuring that every child is fully included in all aspects of school life.  We strongly believe that all children have the right to: achieve their best and to become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.  All pupils at Whale Hill Primary School are respected and valued regardless of their educational or additional need. 

Special Educational Needs

We recognise that there are four broad areas of need:-

  1. Communication and interaction (language and autism spectrum disorder)
  2. Cognition and learning (general learning and specific learning difficulties)
  3. Physical and sensory
  4. Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Within every school there will always be a number of pupils who, for a variety of reasons, are classed as having special educational needs (SEN). Should your child’s teacher have any concerns regarding your child, he/she will arrange to see you to discuss these concerns. This may also include the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Mrs Dunn. Our aim is to include parents in the early identification, assessment, planning and reviewing of special educational needs for their child. This means that parents will be involved at every stage in the decision-making process in respect of their child’s needs.

When a special educational need has been identified, the child’s name is placed on our Special Needs Register. A SEN Support Plan maybe written, if the class teacher and/or SENCO feel it will support the child’s learning.  The SEN Support Plan will detail the provision that they will receive and also the progress that is expected. Each child’s progress is carefully monitored and recorded and the SEN Support Plans are reviewed every term.

In addition it may be necessary to gain further advice from outside agencies such as the Learning Support Service, The Speech and Language Therapy Service or the Psychological Service. The involvement of such specialists would always be organised following consultation with parents.

SEND Local Offer

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.