At Southdale Junior School, we are committed to the academic and personal development of all pupils regardless of ability. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Southdale Junior School adopts a whole school approach to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. All staff work together to ensure the inclusion of all pupils. We are committed to ensuring that students with SEND achieve their full potential.

We believe in positive intervention: removing barriers to learning: raising expectations and accelerating levels of achievement.

· All children with SEND have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum, relevant and differentiated, which demonstrates progression and coherence.

· All children with SEND can learn and make progress, even if only in very small steps, and deserve to have their progress regularly assessed, recognised and celebrated.

· All teachers are teachers of SEND.

· All children with SEND will be valued as full members of the school community.

· All children with SEND and their parents have the right to be involved in assessing progress and determining goals. A person centred partnership should exist between the pupil, parents and the school.

This SEND Policy details how Southdale Junior School will do its best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has special educational needs and those needs are made known to all who are likely to teach them.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs Jodie Woolnough, is responsible for the operation of this policy. She is assisted by the team of Teachers, HLTAs and ETAs.

We will use our best endeavours to ensure that teachers in the school are able to identify and provide for those pupils who have special educational needs, which will allow them to be fully included in all the activities of the school alongside their peers. This provision should be reasonably practical and compatible with the child receiving the special educational provision they need and the efficient education of the pupils with whom they are educated.

For more information, please read our SEND information below:

Southdale SEND Information Report October 2022

Accessibility plan 2021_2022

Administration of Medicines 2022

Glossary of SEND terms

Complaints Procedure for Schools 2020_2

Wakefield Local Offer

What is the Local Offer?

It provides information and support available for families with children and young people ages 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Click on the link below for more information. If you have any questions about the Local Offer or need any help, please contact our school SENDCo Mrs Jodie Woolnough.

Southdale Junior School

Southdale Road



01924 277965

Southdale Junior School SEND Local Offer information

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