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Whitemoor Academy

A 'Take Care' school that encourages pupils to 'Dare to be Different'

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Pastoral, Medical and Social Support

 

At Whitemoor Academy we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the pastoral, medical and social needs of SEND children are met.

 

We are an inclusive school; we welcome and celebrate diversity and "Dare to be Different". All staff believe that children having high self-esteem is crucial to a child’s well-being. We have a caring, understanding team looking after our children.

The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the parents’ first point of contact.

If further support is required the class teacher liaises with the SENCO for further advice and support. This may involve working alongside outside agencies such as Health and Social Services, and/or the Behaviour Support Team.

The school has a policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines on the school site. (This can also be found on the website). Individual Health Care Plans are developed to identify needs and support and reviewed annually.

Parents need to contact Laura Di Martino (Head teacher) if medication is recommended by Health Professionals to be taken during the school day. Parents will be required to complete a form regarding the administration of the medicine and consenting to it.

As a staff we have regular training and updates of conditions and medication affecting individual children so that all staff are able to manage medical situations.

Should your child have a particular condition which requires regular and constant medication then if necessary a member of staff will receive specific training.

As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear policy on our expectations both in school and on visits. Our Behaviour policy is available on our website.

 

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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