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CHRISTOPHER WHITEHEAD

LANGUAGE COLLEGE AND SIXTH FORM

SEND

To contact the SEND team at CWLC please email sendteam@cwlc.email

Inclusion Quality Mark Report 2024

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Worcestershire Local Offer

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SEND Policy

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SEN Information Report

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FAQs

Your first port of call should always be you child’s learning mentor.

Before investigating dyslexia it’s important to get your child’s hearing and vision checked. If everything is ok with both hearing and vision speak to your child’s learning mentor who can refer your child to the SEND department.

Make an appointment with an eye care professional (e.g. optometrist) who can check there isn’t a concern with their vision. Please inform the SEND department of any diagnosis/recommendations made by the professional.

Speak to your child’s learning mentor who can refer your child to the SEND department.

If concerns are only seen at home then make an appointment with your GP to discuss your concerns who will potentially make a referral to the umbrella pathway. If concerns are seen at both home and school then speak to your child’s learning mentor who can refer your child to the SEND department.

Before exploring an ADHD referral, Worcestershire insist that one of the following classes have been attended and strategies consistently implemented for 10 weeks before the referral process can begin.

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/community-paeds-courses

You need to be able to evidence the above so please keep confirmation that you attended the course and that you have kept a log of things you have tried and how successful they were.

Speak to your GP who can make a referral to the correct service.

Speak to your child’s learning mentor who can refer your child to the SEND department.

Please contact the EAL team (EALTeam@CWLC.email) who will be happy to discuss your concerns.

If your child is on the SEN register then this means that they have a special educational needs that needs support above what is ordinarily available. If they are on the AN (additional needs) register then this means that they may have a diagnosis or a need but with a few adjustments that are ordinarily available they are making expected progress.

No, the SEN register is regularly updated. If your child is making expected progress with minimal intervention then they will be moved to the AN register to monitor. If it becomes apparent at any point that they are no longer making expected progress and need increased support then they will be moved back onto the SEN register. You will be sent a letter if your child is put on the SEN register. You can check the SEN status of your child on the SEN tab on edulink.

There are a wealth of services available (Reach for wellbeing, Kooth, Calm Harm) if they haven’t worked speak to your GP as they may have a mental health practitioner who can help or refer to CAMHS if appropriate.

Key Staff

Mrs L Cutress

SENDCO

  • l.cutress@cwlc.email

Mr D Court

Assistant SENDCO

  • d.court@cwlc.email

Mrs Z Taylor

MABCO (Mainstream Autism Base Coordinator)
  • z.taylor@cwlc.email

Mrs K Mazurczak

Lead Specialist Tutor
Intervention Co-ordinator
oversight of EAL
  • k.mazurczak​@cwlc.email
LSC Staff

Miss S Haldane

LSC Manager
SEND Administrator
  • s.haldane@cwlc.email

Mrs J Welfoot

CLA coordinator
  • j.welfoot@cwlc.email

Mrs S Falconer

Foundation Learning
  • s.falconer@cwlc.email

Mrs N Price

Specialist Tutor
  • n.price@cwlc.email

LSAs

Mrs D Murphy

Ms N Clark

Mr S Oak

Miss J Cox

Mrs P Hunt

Mrs F Wall

Mrs F Riches

Miss J Williams

Miss R. Clark

LSAs

Mrs M Ward

Mrs A Wright

Mrs K Vallance

Mrs A Goodwin

Mrs J Hunt

Mr S Barratt

Mrs P Perry

Mrs S Price

Ms S Kuteesa

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