At Springwell School we strive to ensure that all children achieve their potential. We support the children throughout their journey as much as possible with high quality teaching.
There are many different kinds of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) and here at Springwell School we are able to support children with a wide range of needs who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The school offers a topic-led creative and multi-sensory curriculum which includes all subjects of the National Curriculum. At Springwell we are proud to be an outstanding school, where the, ‘Teaching and Learning is Outstanding’ (Ofsted April 2015). This is because teachers plan lessons based on assessments of the children and they use this information to adapt learning in order to suit the needs of every child.
Springwell has a wealth of resources to support children’s learning for example: hydrotherapy pool, trampolines, food technology room, iPads, multi-sensory room and a soft-play area. The children also learn outside of the classroom, we therefore have two school buses and all classes are time-tabled to use these so that they can explore the local area and bring learning to life. The children have the opportunity to experience residential excursions to places such as Dukes House Wood, London, Holy Island and London.
Springwell often plans projects together with other schools (both other special schools and other mainstream schools), in order to broaden the opportunities for our children to participate in different activities and to engage with other children, some of whom may have similar barriers to learning as they have. All classes are very small and children are supported by highly trained teachers and teaching assistants.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) works closely with class teachers and other agencies to work out the best support for children with Special Educational Needs. The SENDCo at Springwell is Zoe Westley. The SEND Governor is Kathy Douglas.