Our SENDCo is Mrs Melanie Leeson.
She is in school every Tuesday and can be contacted via the school office:
Telephone: 01935 862568 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At West Coker, we are an inclusive school. Our aim is for all pupils to achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum. We are small village school split within two classes. Our staff have a wealth of experience and we are fortunate to have a fully trained THRIVE Practitioner. Access to the school is via a small incline from the main road and the main building is over two levels.
All Somerset maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. We are committed to supporting pupils with needs in all four broad areas of the SEND Code of Practice: Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social and emotional mental health and Sensory and/or Physical needs.
Somerset SEND Local Offer
Details on how the local authority supports pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities can be found in Somerset’s local offer which can be accessed via this link: www.somerset.gov.uk/local-offer
Somerset Parent Carer Forum can be accessed via this link: https://somersetparentcarerforum.org.uk/
Somerset’s Graduated Response Tool now replaces the Somerset Core Standards. The tool sets out the provision that is ordinarily available in Somerset schools at both the Universal and Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support levels. The tool can be accessed via this link: What to expect from education (somerset.gov.uk)
Somerset SENDIAS- SEN and Disability, Information and Advice Service (formerly Somerset Parent Partnership) can be accessed via this link: https://somersetsend.org.uk/
Somerset SEND Newsletters can be accessed via this link: https://choices.somerset.gov.uk/025/send-news
Somerset Big Tent provides a range of services including positive activities, therapeutic services and specialist support to increase positive wellbeing and improve mental health within children and young people aged 5-25 in Somerset.
Our Special Educational Needs policy can be found on our policy page.
Our SENDCo, Mrs Melanie Leeson, can be contacted via the school, or directly by e-mail at the following address: Melanie.Leeson@westcoker.somerset.sch.uk