We are an inclusive school and aim to meet the individual needs of each and everyone of our children. Telford and Wrekin Local Offer explains how we aim to achieve this and how we involve outside agencies.
Please click on the link to access information on our Local Offer:
To view the schools SEND Policy please click on the link below:
Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disability
The 0-25 SEND Code of Practice (2015) states that a child or young person has a
special educational need or disability if they have a learning difficulty or
disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning
difficulty or disability if he or she:
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of
others of the same age
- Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of
educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same
age in mainstream schools.
SEND INFORMATION REPORT 2022
At Wombridge Primary School we have a graduated approach to SEND, ensuring
early identification of needs and a continuum of support for children in order
to enable them to make progress and reach their fullest potential. Please
refer to our SEND Policy above, which outlines the purpose, nature and management
of special educational needs within our school.
Wombridge Primary School prides itself on being an inclusive school, committed
to the education of the whole child. We are always seeking new and creative
ways of engaging children in learning experiences that motivate and entice
children to deepen their understanding and develop a lifelong love of
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with creative contexts
providing the stimulus to engage all children in quality experiences. We strive
to achieve high academic standards for all children and believe this is best
achieved through teaching which is engaging, innovative and personalised
to children’s needs.
To access the schools SEND report please click on the link:
School Contacts Mrs E Solomon and Miss E Partridge – School SENDco and SENDco support. Call : 01952388040
Areas of need
The 0-25 SEND Code of Practice (2015) identifies 4 broad areas of need and support, these allow school to gain an overview of children’s range of needs.
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and Physical Needs
These are defined further in:
Signposting (Useful links for parents/carers)
What is Makaton?
Makaton is a non – verbal language programme that uses visual symbols and hand signs to support communication and aid speech. Makaton stimulates sounds and words. It is to be used alongside words in spoken word order.
The ability to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Supporting our pupils to communicate helps them within their independence, learning, relationships, wants and needs and builds their self – esteem.
Makaton is beneficial to all children as it helps the development of listening and attention, social skills, fine motor, reading, spelling, friendships and confidence. Makaton is also very enjoyable and extremely inclusive! Some children begin singing when they are babies!
If you feel like Makaton is appropriate for your child you may want to begin by learning some vocabulary that is appropriate to your child and their environment. We have included a range of core vocabulary for you to try if you so wish.
Make sure you use eye-contact, facial expression and body language to convey the meaning of your communication. Select the word that conveys meaning. You may want to begin by doing hand over hand initially to support your child with the relevant gesture or sign.
You can also see Makaton being used in Cbeebies programme ‘Something Special’ with Mr Tumble. There is also the Signing Hands UK YouTube channel which posts lots of Makaton related content. Finally you can find great supporting material on the official Makaton website. Links to access all of the above can be find below!