- 1 What is a setting’s offer?
- 2 Early years and childcare
- 3 Schools
- 4 Approved independent providers – Section 41 list
- 5 School admissions
- 6 Wiltshire Special Educational Needs Strategy Supporting School 2015/2018
- 7 Specialist support
- 8 Wiltshire Resource Bases and Special schools
- 9 Online and blended learning
What is a setting’s offer?
Settings (childcare, early years providers, schools and colleges) must publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN in an SEN information report and policy. This must also include information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils, the steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils, the facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the setting’s accessibility plans. The school-specific information should relate to the school’s arrangements for providing a graduated response to children’s SEN.
SEN information report and policy guide
Information regarding a setting’s SEND provision will be held in an SEN information report and policy which should be published on the setting’s website. A link to the Wiltshire Local Offer should also be included. This is a statutory requirement for all maintained nurseries, schools and academies from 1st September 2014.
For further information on what information should be presented in a SEN information report and policy, please see the attached SEN information report and policy guide (updated April 2015)
Some examples can be seen below:
- Netheravon All Saints CE Primary School
- Bishops Cannings Primary School
- Hardenhuish School SEN information report and policy
- City of Bath College
Early years and childcare
Approved independent providers – Section 41 list
To see a list of independent providers approved by the Secretary of State, please click here.
If your child or young person does not have a statement, please see our School’s Admission page.
If you have concerns about your child or young person’s needs, please call our single point of contact.
Wiltshire Special Educational Needs Strategy Supporting School 2015/2018
The strategy sets out the vision and key priorities for special educational needs (SEN) provision in Wiltshire’s schools. It sets out, for the first time, the full range of provision available to support SEN in Wiltshire’s schools, base-line data about the progress and achievements of pupils with SEN, and a clear strategic direction for the future.
Download the SEN Schools Strategy Sept 2015
Below is a list of schools and colleges in Wiltshire offering specialist educational support.
The Local Offer provides information about services and support available locally that will enable young people to be an integral part of their community. As a Pathfinder and Pathfinder Champion, Wiltshire has worked hard to engage with families to explore creative person centred solutions that will enable their young people to remain in their community and explore the aspirations they describe in their My Plans. If the SEND Service is not able to meet the needs of a young person locally, they would work with the family to explore options outside of Wiltshire to meet the needs and aspirations identified in the My Plan.
Wiltshire Resource Bases and Special schools
Communication and Interaction
|Pembroke Park Primary School, Devizes Road, Salisbury, SP2 9LY||01722 324050|
|The Trafalgar School at Downton, Breamore Road, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3HN (Secondary)||01725 550300|
|Sarum St Paul’s CE Primary School, Westminster Rd, Salisbury, SP2 7DG||01722 336459|
|Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, SN14 6JJ (Secondary)||01249 766020|
Enhanced Learning Provision
|All non-selective secondary schools have Enhanced Learning Provision (ELP).|
|This is for all the learning needs described in the SEN Code of Practice under the headings Cognition and Learning, and Communication and Interaction. For example: specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, autistic spectrum disorders, language and communication difficulties and moderate learning difficulties.|
|Exeter House School, Somerset Road, Salisbury, SP1 3BL||01722 334168||Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties.||Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders|
|Larkrise School, Ashton Street,Trowbridge, BA14 7EB||01225 761434||Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties.||Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders|
|St Nicholas School, Malmesbury Road,Chippenham,SN15 1QF||01249 650435||Day special school for pupils, aged 3-19 years, with severe learning difficulties, including profound and multiple learning difficulties.||Severe Learning Difficulties/ Autistic Spectrum Disorders|
|Downland School, Downlands Road, Devizes, SN10 5EF||01380 724193||Boarding & Day special school for boys, aged 11-16 years, with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.||Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development Difficulties|
|Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, SN11 0DS||01249 814125||National Autistic Society accredited day and residential special school for pupils aged 6-16 predominantly with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, in addition catering for the needs of children with emotional, social and mental health difficulties.||Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ Behavioural, Emotional and Social Development Difficulties|
|Rowdeford School, Rowde, Devizes, SN10 2QQ||01380 850309||Day (and some Boarding) special school for pupils, aged 11-16 years, with complex speech, language and communication e.g. autistic spectrum, moderate learning difficulties and physical disability||Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ Complex Needs|
Online and blended learning
Wiltshire Council aims to provide a flexible approach to learning and work with education providers to meet a wide range of learning needs. Wiltshire College also offers a variety of resources including online and blended learning. For further information please contact Wiltshire College – Telephone : 01225 350035, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.wiltshire.ac.uk