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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

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Our SENCO is Miss Finney

Email address: afinney@woodlands.herts.sch.uk

Woodlands Primary School is an inclusive school, which offers a wide range of provisions, over and above Quality First Teaching, to meet the needs of all the SEND pupils within our care. At Woodlands we recognise that pupils with SEND may require additional support to enable them to meet their full potential. Through carefully differentiating lessons, the provision of specialist resources and targeted interventions, we support and challenge our children, encouraging all to become confident, independent learners who leave Woodlands with the skills needed to access their next step in education. We work with a range of external agencies to support pupils with SEND - enabling them to access the curriculum and develop a range of academic, social and emotional skills. 

If you have any concerns about your child, please arrange an appointment to meet their class teacher or contact Miss Finney directly at afinney@woodlands.herts.sch.uk

Expand the link below to find information about SEND in Woodlands and the support we offer.  

Woodlands SEND Key Information

Below you will find information about SEND in Woodlands and the support we offer.  If you have any questions concerning your child, please initially speak to your child's teacher.

Woodlands' SEN policy

Woodlands' School Offer (SEND Information Report) - The structure of the SEND team and information about SEND at Woodlands.

Woodlands' School Offer Appendix - Support and Provisions offered at Woodlands

Hertfordshire Local Offer


Parent and Carer Support

This section is regularly updated with the most recent information sent to us from external information.  Please check this area regularly to look for updates on the support that is available and for groups you and your child may wish to contact.

Contact-the charity for families with disabled children

Hertfordshire Courses and Activities

Autism Education Trust



Children Support

Please check this area regularly to look for information that you may find useful to you.


Frequently Asked Questions      

 After consulting with parents, governors and pupils , we are confident that our 'SEND Information Report' is fully reflective of our school and the ways in which we support both pupils with SEND and their parents. Following the consultations, we have listed some FAQs.

FAQ about SEND at Woodlands


Borehamwood SEND Local Provision

  This includes information on dealing with behaviour, support groups for parents and support for Social, Emotional, Mental Health struggles.

Delivering Specialist Provision Locally-Area 6

Hertfordshire SEND Provision

Hertfordshire Local Offer

Hertfordshire Key Support Website

Contact list of SEND provision in Hertfordshire

School Nursing Referral

NHS School Nurse

Challenging Behaviours

Hertfordshire Support for Behaviours that Challenge


Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP)

 EHCP process

Speech, Language and Communication

 Hertfordshire Support for Speech, Language and Communication Support

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

  Young Minds Guide to CAMHS

Step 2 of CAMHS offers brief, goal focused interventions to those who have mild to moderate mental health difficulties which are causing distress and impacting on day to day life. Young people should already have accessed specific help for their mental health prior to referral (which may include input from their health visitor or school nurse, counselling or group work). They also offer a screening service for suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Mental Health and Well-being

 Hertfordshire Support for Mental Health and Well-being


Hearing Loss and Sight

 Hertfordshire Support for Hearing Loss and Sight

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

 Hertfordshire Support for Learning Difficulties and Disabilities


Physical Needs

Hertfordshire Support for Physical Needs

Help for Children that Aren't Attending School Regularly

Hertfordshire Support for Children that Aren't Attending School Regularly

Occupational Health

 NHS Occupational Health

Alternative Educational Provision for S.E.N.D.

Hertfordshire Alternative Education Provision

Gifted and Talented Provision

 At Woodlands, we recognise that children work at varying academic levels.  Our lessons are well differentiated and we aim to ensure that GT&A students are appropriately challenged.  We work closely with local primary schools and our local secondary school to provide opportunities for GT&A pupils to work together.