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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Across the school, staff support pupils with SEND well. Staff make sure that they are fully included in lessons and all aspects of school life. Staff are well trained and identify pupils’ needs at an early stage. Pupils with SEND enjoy their learning and achieve well.'

Ofsted November 2022

How we support our children with SEND

On this page you will find information about how we support our pupils with special educational needs (SEND).  

Our SEND Coordinator is Mrs Oselton. She can be contacted through the school’s office by telephone or email (01530 417007, hoselton@woodcote.leics.sch.uk). If you have any questions regarding our provision or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact her.  

Mr Massingham is our named Governor for SEND. 

Below you will find our SEND Policy, detailing how we provide an inclusive learning environment for all of our pupils.  

Also you will find our SEND Information Report, which we produce to provide parents and our Local Authority with a summary of our special needs provision. 

You can access Leicestershire Local Offer of SEND by clicking on this link: Leicestershire Local Offer

SEND Policy 2023-2024

SEND Information Report 2023-2024

Here are a few websites to get you started if you were looking for support and information regarding SEND in this area (but is by no means an exhaustive list). Here we will also post local facilities which offer autism/SEND friendly access, as we find out about them. 

Support for parents 

SENDIASS – SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS Leicestershire)
Telephone: 0116 305 5614
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Friday 9am to 4pm
Email: sendiass@leics.gov.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Leicestershire, is a statutory service. We provide free, impartial and confidential advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special education needs or disabilities as well as young people themselves.  We advise on all matters relating to SEND, including education, health and social care issues.                                 

Leicestershire Parent Carer Forum (PCF) www.leicestershirepcf.org.uk

 The Leicestershire PCF is a group of parents who provide a voice for parents and young people with SEND on local and national issues, and their aim to work together to deliver better outcomes for families living with SEN.

Menphys www.menphys.org.uk

Menphys is a local Leicestershire charity for disabled children, young people and families and families living with SEND.

Early Help email at earlyhelp@leics.gov.uk or phone 0116 305 8727

Early Help is a term used to describe a range of services offer by Leicestershire County Council which aim to work with children, young people and families who are experiencing difficulties. There are many different services, organisations and groups which offer ‘early help’ which aim to help tackle problems for children, young people and their families, including SEN and disability support.

Specific Areas of SEND

Information on dyslexia – British Dyslexia Association  www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Information on ADD or ADHD www.additudemag.com

 Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders – National Autism Society


www.leicestershireautisticsociety.org.uk – for local Autism support and helpline

Mental Health

A range of signposts for support for parents, children and young people suffering from mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Signposts to support you and your family

Signposts to support your child