The SENDCO for Somers Park School is Gemma Simpson, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma Simpson. Assistant Head: SENDCO and Inclusion
Worcestershire Schools are committed to adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. There is a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs should be offered inclusive teaching that will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
Somers Park School is an inclusive school and will offer the following range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social and emotional, health or sensory difficulties or physical needs.
Pupils' needs will be met using 3 waves of support, these are:
Wave 1: This is quality first teaching which takes into account the learning needs of all pupils in the classroom. It includes providing differentiated work and creating an inclusive learning environment.
Wave 2: This is specific, additional and time limited interventions provided for some pupils who need help to accelerate their progress to enable them to work at or above age - related expectations. They are often targeted at a group of pupils with similar needs.
Wave 3: This describes targeted provision for a minority of pupils, where it is necessary to provide highly tailored interventions to accelerate progress or enable a child to achieve their potential.
The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual needs, following assessment by internal or external agencies. It is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.
We follow Worcestershire's SEND Local Offer, which can be found here: