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 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

"Leaders understand the needs of pupils with SEND extremely well. Leaders ensure that these pupils with SEND are fully included in all wider-school activities." 

Ofsted July 2023

Waverley Junior Academy aims to provide an inclusive educational environment for every pupil, providing them with the opportunity to fulfill his/her potential using best endeavours to secure special educational provision.   

We therefore ensure that: - 

All teachers have high expectations of pupils with SEND, including a commitment to ensuring they can achieve their full educational potential. 

All teachers deliver high quality provision to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.

We identify and assess pupils with SEND as early as possible and provide a flexible and staged structure of provision to meet all identified needs.

We collaborate with education, health and social care services to provide resources to meet the needs of all pupils. 

Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff. 

All staff develop their awareness of special educational needs and focus on inclusive practice to remove barriers to learning with access to a broad, balanced yet relevant mainstream curriculum which is differentiated to ensure continuing progress.

All pupils with SEND are actively involved in the decision-making process and are allowed to express their views, wishes and feelings. These views will be taken into account when planning their curriculum, giving them greater choice and flexibility. 

We involve parents/carers as partners in the education of their children and provide them with the information and support necessary to enable participation in decision making. 

Pupils with SEND engage in the activities of the Academy alongside pupils who do not have SEND. This reflects their rights as stated in the Children’s Act 1989 and the Equality Act 2010. 

All pupils are valued equally as individuals taking into consideration other factors which contribute to learning, behaviour, well-being and state of mind.

The Academy’s SEND Information Report is part of the Rotherham Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

The Local Offer can be found using the following link 

The Academy’s Local Governing Body has a legal duty to publish the SEND Information Report on their website to explain the implementation of Waverley Junior Academy’s policy for pupils with SEND.

The downloadable documents at the bottom of this page provide more information regarding our SEND Report and provision within the academy.


What our parents say….

“The school has given my child the best possible start to education.”

“I couldn’t get him to go to school and now he loves it.”

“You really know him don’t you.”

“We can’t thank all the staff at Waverley enough.  Even on our difficult days every member of staff smiles at us and offers support.”

“My son has speech and language therapy and his class teacher actively supports him by following activities provided from SALT. We feel that we are able to approach his class teacher when needed and all staff have provided a happy and safe environment for our son as he starts his school journey. “

“I never thought he would go on a residential.  He wouldn’t leave my side before he came to Waverley.”

“The key worker always supports both me and her.”

“My quality of life has improved since he joined the ARC.”


Useful Links 

Autism Information and Advice 

National Autism Society

Safe hands, thinking minds 


CAMH – Resources


Transition to Waverley Junior Academy 

If your child is starting at Waverley Junior Academy they can read ... Story - My New School


Transition to Key Stage 3

The personal development pathway at Waverley supports preparing pupils for the next phase of their education so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully.  We have developed strong links with our feeder schools and welcome opportunities to work with them during Key Stage 2.

For all children with an EHCP, Annual Reviews are held in the Autumn term of Year 6.  Once a school has been named on the plan, Waverley will agree with parents and pupils what information will be shared as part of the transition planning process.  Bespoke transition packages will be agreed with the new school during the Summer Term.   

For those children on the SEND register, parents request secondary through the admissions process.  Once a secondary school has been agreed, Waverley will agree with parents and pupils what information will be shared as part of the transition planning process.  Transition packages will be agreed with the new school during the Summer Term.   

Prior to this time parents are encouraged to think about their preference and visit schools where necessary information regarding open day events will be shared through the Waverley’s Facebook page and email.


“I can’t actually put into words how much we miss you and everyone at Waverley.  He is settling in thanks to all the time and effort preparing you put in to him.”

Previous Waverley parent 


Useful Transition links 


If you are concerned that your child has, or may have special educational needs, and you wish to discuss the support available at Waverley Junior Academy please contact: 

The Inclusion Team -

SENDCo - Claire Rose - 

Executive Principal  - Cathryn Keeton -

Associate Principal -  

ACET Inclusion Lead - Cheryl Barquero -