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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Wirksworth Junior School
Special Educational Needs Information Report

At Wirksworth Junior School we are committed to providing the best possible education for all children, whatever their needs or abilities. Working in partnership with parents and other agencies, we hope to identify and provide an education which recognises and supports the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in order for them to achieve their potential.

Our school offer sets out the support and services which are available and how we will work with parents to ensure their child receives the best possible education.

We hope the information provided below will answer any questions you have regarding our provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.   


As of September 2023, our SEND coordinator is Mrs Isabel Webb.

You can contact Mrs Webb via the school office or directly by email to


Derbyshire County Council have a local SEND offer page, which signposts to lots of support for your child's education, transport, mental health and additional needs your child may have.

Please follow the link to find out more.!/directory


Individual Education Plan (IEPs)

Additional Support and Funding

Inclusion panel Funding

Inclusion Panel is a mechanism for Derbyshire schools to access additional funding to support the inclusion of children and young people with additional needs. The panel may also signpost schools to other services who could offer additional advice and support.

All referrals to the Inclusion Panel must be made by the school. It would usually be the SENDCO who completes the application form but they must have the consent of the child or young person’s parents/carers.


EHCP Funding

An Educational Health Care plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the additional provision that will be given to meet those needs and how that provision will support the child or young person to make progress so they can achieve what they want to in their life.

The assessment and planning process will put children, young people and families at the centre of decision making. The process is 'person-centred' and focuses on what is important for the child or young person what they want to achieve now and in the future. To do this it brings together a range of people who know and understand their needs and aims to provide greater choice and control. to find out more information follow the link. 

Support for parents


Here are some useful videos for parents of children with additional needs:

This is a list of useful support groups.

The Autism Outreach Team are sharing free sessions to discuss and support families who have children with neurodiversity, autism or ADHD. Just give them a call and arrange to drop in.