We are an inclusive school, which means that we embrace every member of our school community in being part of our school. We recognise the individuality and uniqueness that everyone has and embrace the diversity this brings to our school.
Special Educational Needs
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 accessing and receiving various types of support. Children on Westbury Leigh Primary School (WLPS) plans are supported through focused interventions in school. Special Educational Need support is where the child will also receive support from outside agencies.. 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 – Mrs Robertson.
Our SEND policy will provide you more information on our school provision.
What's on offer
Please click here for the Wiltshire Local Offer, a website which provides guidance for young people with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.
As a school we are able to offer some level of support and specialist provision for children who need additional support.
English as an Additional Language
Some children come from families who have a home language spoken at home that is not English. We focus on increasing their exposure to English in school and supporting their learning; we offer a translation service for parents. Sometimes we are able to access a bilingual teacher who will help support the child and parents.
Looked After Children
A child who has been in the care of their local authority for more than 24 hours is known as a looked after child. Looked after children are also often referred to as children in care, a term which many children and young people prefer. There are a variety of reasons why children enter care, our role is to help ensure all looked after children are healthy and safe and are not disadvantaged. Mrs Robertson is the named teacher for current and previously looked after children.
Westbury Leigh CE Primary School is committed to providing an environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their educational, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are fully compliant with all disability requirements. We have disabled toilet facilities, designated parking bays, and pathways of travel around the school site.
We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
We want our school to be accessible to anyone with a disability or personal need and review our provision regularly in ensuring we are taking reasonable actions to address this. More information can be found in our Accessibility Plan here.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We teach children about wellbeing and mental health through our Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) programme. Alongside this we have an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Team who can provide more bespoke programmes of support for children who need this. Our ELSA leaflet (insert) explains a bit more about this.
RRS Article 23 - You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
Further support groups can be found here:
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