Mrs Leeming is our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), Miss Broderick (Assistant SENCO) and Mrs Selkirk is our Pastoral Leader. They are all responsible for our SEND offer at Waverley. They work closely with teachers and outside agencies to ensure the best possible provision for pupils with SEND. The Newcastle Local Offer is a way of letting families know the services that are available locally and how to access them; from specialist social care services, to universal sports activities. It is also a way of finding out which services we need in Newcastle. Our school has recently received the Newcastle City Inclusion Mark for our work in this area. Follow the link below to view the Newcastle Families website and view the information at the bottom of this page.
Mrs Selkirk liaises with teachers and pupils on a daily basis so that pupils needs are addressed with first class teaching and through additional support at other times. Mrs Selkirk coordinates our pastoral support and is always on hand to talk to pupils and parents or to support with accessing of Local Authority Services. Her work ranges from parenting support; to attendance issues or support for assistance with transition to high school. Anyone with a concern can come into school for a chat - any matter impacting upon the well being of pupils or progress is our concern and we are here to assist in whatever way we can. Mrs Selkirk works closely with the SENCO / Headteacher on all matters concerning pupil progress and welfare.
Jenna Wilkinson is the member of the Waverley Governing Body responsible for SEND.
For a number of years our school has provided counselling services for children during the school day. Our Kalmer Counsellor is Fiona Fitzpatrick who visits school on a weekly basis to talk to pupils.
Our school has Inclusion Quality Status through Newcastle LA. At Waverley we recognise that some pupils often have to overcome barriers to their learning. Our role is to support them as much as possible so that all pupils achieve. The work of our Pastoral Team linked to the work in SEND and Family Support is vital in this capacity.
Mrs Watson and Mrs Douse take responsibility in school for ensuring appropriate provision is made for pupils with particular medical needs. Waverley works in close partnership with the Outer West Nursing Team. Whilst we do not have a named health visitor we are able to access members of this team who can assist and advise on a wide range of matters.
If you have any concerns with regards to Special Educational Needs you can contact Mrs Leeming (SENCO) or Miss Broderick (Assitant SENCO) on 0191 2674549 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org