Special Needs provision at Wilton was highly commended in the December 2013 inspection: ‘The curriculum is broad and balanced, and is particularly strong in the provision for… special educational needs’ (SEN).

We have a whole school approach to meeting special needs at Wilton.  It is recognized throughout the school that every teacher is a teacher of children with special needs.

Screening continues throughout the child’s time at Wilton, both from collaborative evidence collected via teacher feedback and from in-school tests. Parents appreciate the dialogue they have with teachers in supporting their child’s overall development and in addressing specific needs they may have.

Where necessary this detection is supported by external assessments to identify learning needs and recommend strategies to effectively support students needing more specialist provision. There is significant emphasis placed on maintaining the wider objective that wherever possible, the student will remain included as part of their peer group in meeting their social and emotional needs as well as addressing their learning needs.

The special needs register is reviewed regularly to ensure that the strategies that are put in place are working effectively and students are moved off, as well as on to the register, as appropriate.

The SEND Local Offer can be read here.