Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Park Hall Infant Academy is both welcoming and inclusive. Our aims for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are the same as for all of our pupils; to provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum, full participation and the highest quality of education. We understand the importance of making adjustments and personalisation of provision and building a picture based on the whole child.
We have established a genuine culture of school, family, community and services working together. We actively encourage partnerships with parents. Our aim is to inform and involve parents as much as possible in school decision making and provide them with support, advice and access to services. Our parents appreciate this approach.
We believe in person centred learning and pupils are enabled to be active participants - expressing opinions, making choices and being involved in setting their targets. We are lucky to have a very dedicated staff team, all of whom view themselves as teachers of all pupils, including those with SEND.
Walsall Council SEND Team - 01922 652860
Walsall School Nursing Service
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FACE Walsall Parent Carer Forum
FACE Walsall is the Parent Carer forum for the borough of Walsall is led by parents for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional support needs and disabilities in Walsall. They work in partnership with commissioners and service providers across health, social services and education.
Walsall Virtual School
Virtual School for Looked After and Vulnerable Children
The Virtual School is responsible for liaising and working in partnership with agencies to support the education of looked after/vulnerable children. Lorraine Thompson is the virtual school lead and leads on strategic planning and developments, policy, new initiatives and service delivery.
The Virtual School for Looked after Children is not a teaching institution. It is “a model by which the local authority provides services and support for the education of looked after children and a constructive challenge to those providing the services”. It works closely and in partnership with schools, social care and Health so that there is a holistic and comprehensive approach to the support of looked after children in all areas of their lives.
Our overall aim is to help produce better educational outcomes, and enhanced personal and social development, so that our looked after children have better life chances.
Our specific objectives which together will help us achieve this aim are reflected by the targets that we set ourselves each year, i.e. seeking continuous improvement in the number of looked after students who: –
We will also seek to: –
Reduce the number of days looked after students are excluded, fixed term and permanent, and ensure that excluded students receive alternative provision from day one
Secure objective evidence that: –
The Virtual School Team
Virtual School on 01922 652816