SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability)

Mrs McFarlane is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator at Woodsetts Primary School.  

We practise quality first teaching and prioritise the relationship between child, teacher and parent above all others in school.  This means that we can respond promptly and comprehensively to the needs of each child.  Please contact your child's class teacher with any concerns, no matter how small.  The class teacher will then be able to access the expertise of SEND professionals both within school and in the Rotherham Inclusion Team to support your child in the appropriate way.  We offer a graduated response and a plan of support to ensure all children can access learning and be included fully in the life of the school.


We aim to:

  • Enable children with SEND to participate fully in the life of the school via a curriculum that is broad, balanced appropriately, differentiated (for more able children see the school’s policy for gifted and talented children) and delivered in ways that make it accessible to those with different learning styles.

  • Ensure that the parents are involved at the earliest possible stage of the process of defining needs and seeking provision of any additional resources.

  • Enable the teacher to fulfil his / her role towards the child with SEND adequately.

  • Create and provide an environment which encourages tolerance, empathy and awareness of the differing needs of every child.

  • Encourage children with SEND to be involved in and take part in decisions about their education.

  • Ensure that every child experiences success and that success is acclaimed and built upon.

  • Cultivate in children initiative, sensitivity and confidence.

  • Teach the essential skills and concepts at the level most appropriate to each child.  

We currently cater for children with the following special education needs or disabilities:

  • Cognition and learning including dyscalculia and dyslexia

  • Communication and interaction including autism, speech and language, dyspraxia

  • Social, emotional and mental health

  • Sensory and/or physical difficulties including hearing impaired, physical disabilities


If you have any questions about your child, please speak directly to their class teacher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the school office. 


briefcasePlease click on the image above to view our SEN Information Report 2016/7 and Local Offer.

To visit the LEA SEND Local Offer website, please click HERE

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Woodsetts Primary School is part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.  White Woods Primary Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company Number 8589470) whose registered office is at Whiston Worrygoose J&I School, Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham , S60 4AG.

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