Welcome to the Warriner Inclusion Network
At The Warriner School we are committed to offering an inclusive education to enable pupils to make the best possible progress, whatever their needs or abilities.
Our aim is to provide the support needed by our young people who have SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), whilst making sure that they are fully included in the life of the school. The Warriner Inclusion Network (WIN) offers additional help and support to students with a wide range of barriers to their learning, so that they can learn and make good progress in school. These difficulties may include a Special Educational Need but we also support pupils who may need additional support due to a medical need and pupils who are looked after or adopted.
Our department is based in a building in the centre of the school and is made up of two classrooms and two offices. We also have a further classroom and three offices in a temporary building next to the Philosophy and Ethics Department.
Please see the linked poster: Breakfast Club - to join Mrs Bird and Miss Richards for breakfast in the mornings.
The work of the inclusion team encompasses Special Educational Needs. There is a statutory obligation to publish an annual Report to the Governing Body on SEN provision and Outcomes 2015 - 2016 which is available by clicking the link.
The WIN team is the largest team in the school and is led by Rachel Cosgrove (Assistant Head Teacher and SENCo) with Selina Chard (Assistant SENCo). We have a SEN teacher; UQT (Ms Rebecca Richards) who runs our Integrated Studies/nurture group, two instructors who teach our alternative curriculum option ASDAN (Faye Huse and Claire Boyland) and a dedicated administrator (Mrs Jan Worthington) who is always available to answer any queries. We have a team of twelve teaching assistants who have a range of skills and experience. Some of our TA’s are subject specialists. We have an engagement mentor (Mrs Benita Jupe) and a Looked After Children key worker (Mr Andrew Bedlow). Literacy is supported by our English subject TA Mrs Terri Bird and our Arts subject TA Mrs Caroline Duncan.
Sixth formers regularly offer their time as part of their enrichment programme and either support SEN pupils in lessons or run extra-curricular activities such as lunchtime clubs.
We are open in the mornings from 08:15 for breakfast club hosted in the home economics room. Our TAs supervise pupils getting off the bus in the mornings and are available in the building every break and lunchtime. We run a homework club two lunchtimes a week in the computer room B5. See attached – Clubs WIN 2015-16
We do our utmost to ensure that pupils’ needs are met in the mainstream classroom wherever possible. WIN staff work closely with teachers and other colleagues to ensure that work set is differentiated and appropriate and that staff are given strategies to support each individual pupil, providing materials and training to support where necessary. Teaching assistants provide additional support in lessons and are aware of each pupil’s individual needs. We provide a number of smaller groups and alternative curriculum offers for targeted pupils. Where necessary we also have a broad range of individual and small group interventions including literacy, numeracy, language and social skills support.
WIN has regular contact with parents, and all students with SEND have review meetings where parents are invited to discuss how things are going and plan the next steps. We work hard to develop close links with parents and have run a regular parent support group for the last five years. This year we are running a programme of events for parents and pupils which we hope parents will enjoy and value. To keep parents up to date we will also be sending a regular newsletter out, so look out for ways to get involved (see WIN Parent Newsletter 2)
WIN works very closely with other support staff in school such as Student Support Services and the Intervention Department, as well as meeting regularly with Heads of Year, Subject Leaders and Tutors.
We also have excellent links with outside agencies to support our work with pupils. These include the Speech and Language Therapy Service; Integrated Speech, Language and Communication Support Service; Educational Psychology Service; Autism Support Service; the Virtual School; the Hospital School; Parent Partnership; Meadowbrook College; Physical Disability Service; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service; Occupational Therapy; Early Intervention Service at the Banbury Hub and the Advisory Team for Inclusion.
Please see our Info for parents FAQ page which gives much more detail about the identification of SEND, the levels of support and how we monitor the effectiveness of our provision.
There is a lot of information available about SEND that parents can find on the Oxfordshire County Council website. This is called ‘The Local Offer’ and is a new initiative where information about education, health and social care can all be found in one place, please click here.
The DfE is another useful place to look; please click here