At Normanton Junior Academy we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with high expectations and suitable targets for all.
We have an inclusive ethos which supports systems for the early identification of barriers to learning and participation. Teachers take account of children’s requirements and make provision to support individuals or groups of children. We recognise that children may have special needs at any time, or throughout their time in school.
Every school has to display their offer of special needs provision and services available for children with disabilities and special educational needs. This is called the ‘local offer’.
Our Local Offer, found above in the SEN Information Report, provides details on what services children, young people and their families can expect from our school. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.
The intention is to offer choice and transparency for families, as well as providing a resource for professionals to detail the range of services and provision locally.
The local offer provides information for children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers, in a single place.
What is a Local Offer?
The Local Offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care.
Please click here for the Wakefield Local Offer – http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org
Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.
The Local Offer provides information on a number of things, including:
- special educational provision;
- health provision;
- social care provision;
- other educational provision;
- training provision;
- travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities
Other relevant SEND policies, including Medical & Intimate Care, can be found here, by visiting our main Policies page
A copy of the School’s Complaint Policy can also be accessed via the Policies Page.
Any parents wishing to make an appointment, regarding SEND matters, please contact the School Office on 01924 891546.
Useful Links & Information for Parents
Wakefield’s SEND Local Offer can be obtained from http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/Home
SEND support: easy-read guide for parents – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-support-easy-read-guide-for-parents
SEND: guide for parents and carers – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Support for families with disabled children – Wakefield Council – https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/special-education-needs-sen/support-for-families-with-disabled-children
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison (WESAIL), including the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) – http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/wakefield-early-support-advice-information-and-liaison-service-wesail
WESAIL is provided by Barnardo’s and includes the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS). The role of a SENDIASS service is to provide access to free, accurate and impartial information, advice and support about matters relating to special educational needs and or disability. This includes issues related to health, education and social care.
If you are a parent/carer of a child with additional needs, or a professional working with the family, you can contact WESAIL if you are not able to use the Local Offer website, or cannot find what you are looking for.
The WESAIL service can also offer targeted short term support along with workshops and training for parents and carers of children with additional needs.
- Telephone: 01924 304 152, available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Barnardo’s Wakefield, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH
Wakefield Parent Carer Forum is an independent parent carer forum who work with families of children with special educational needs and/or disability, aged 0-25 years old, living in the Wakefield area.
The forum is led by a small group of local parents who are looking forward to listening to, and representing the views of parents, young people and children in the future.
These parents all have a wide experience of what it is like to be a parent of a child with an additional need or disability in the Wakefield area. They want to work with you to make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for all children and families in Wakefield.
WPCF Newsletter 8 – April 2022