As a school we offer an inclusive environment to enable all pupils to access a full and varied curriculum.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Children who have different learning needs and who are at least a year or more behind their peers may need an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan sets individual targets which are monitored termly. Within this the children can be receiving various stages of support. Westbury Leigh Primary School (WLPS) plans, where by children are supported through focussed interventions in school; Special Educational Need support where the child will also receive support from outside agencies, such as behaviour support and statements where the child will be supported by outside agencies and the school will be given a high level of support. Parents are involved in setting and reviewing these on a regular basis. The school has an Inclusion Team Leader who manages this as part of a wider inclusion role – Gill Brindley.
Our SEND policy will provide you more information on our school provisions.
Please click here for the Wiltshire Local Offer, a website which provides guidance for young people with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.
We have an approved accessibility plan to cater to all needs
Please see our SEND Information Report which may answer any queries you may have, if you need further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office. The school offer also shows the provision we provide.
Our Admission Policy 2017/18 contains all relevant information regarding applying for a place at Westbury Leigh Primary School.
Take a look at our ELSA leaflet, which gives you lots of information about the support we have to offer.
We have a list of FAQ’s that may be useful for parent/carers.
At Westbury Leigh C of E Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils in our care. The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils is taken seriously and all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities and will do all they can to provide a safe, caring and positive environment where children feel happy and secure.
For our Equality Information follow this link:
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The office should be notified of any child or adult who has a disability, so that where possible we can meet each individual’s needs. We have a hearing system in the hall and classrooms are equipped for hearing impaired pupils and we provide accessible toilets. Additional amendments can be made based on the individual needs of children. The Inclusion Team Leader works closely with outside support teams to ensure that pupils have access to appropriate provision for their disability (such as visual or hearing impairment).
The Most Able
Some children have a gift or talent in a particular aspect of their learning. These children may be identified by the school or parents and opportunities will be sought to ensure they are consistently challenged both in this area and in broader applications of it.
Ethnicity and English as an additional language
We recognise that children come from a variety of backgrounds and heritage. We try to celebrate and encompass this as an important part of school life. Children who come into school with limited English skills are given additional support to ensure they are able to access all learning.
Here is a list of useful websites and support offered to parents and children:
Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. It also offers multilingual services to South Asian communities living in the UK. Languages include Bengali/Sylheti, Gujurati, Hindu, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Help and advice is free and confidential.
Childline: 0800 1111 (available 24 hours a day)
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.
Email for general enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
YoungMinds Parent helpline: offers free confidential online and telephone support to any adult worried about the emotional problem, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm)
Free telephone and email helpline which can connect a child or young person to any UK helpline where appropriate.
Tel: 0808 808 4994 Text: 80849
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends, families and professionals.
The NSPCC offer a wide range of resources to help parents, carers and others members of the community, to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities:
NSPCC Helpline – Parents , carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing email@example.com, texting 88858* or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/ helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance
Need-to-Know Guides - Further information on a range of issues can be accessed through a series of guides. These include leaving children home alone, holding babies safely, and spotting signs of abuse and neglect.
The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled with in their own or another organisation.
Tel: 0800 028 0285