Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Powick C.E Primary School - SEND Local Offer 'Ordinarily Available'


Powick C.E Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area.  We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.


Levels of Intervention

For pupils at Powick C.E Primary School, their needs are met using three levels of intervention, described as ‘waves of support,’ which support access to the new National Curriculum.


Wave 1 is the provision of quality inclusive teaching that takes into account the learning needs of all the pupils in the classroom. It includes differentiated work, flexible groups and creating an inclusive learning environment.


Wave 2 is the provision of specific, additional time limited interventions provided for some pupils who need help to accelerate their progress or enable them to work at or above their age-related expectations. They are often targeted at a group of pupils with similar needs. 


Wave 3 is the targeted provision for a minority of pupils where it is necessary to provide highly tailored intervention to accelerate progress or enable children to achieve their potential.

The Graduated Response

Where a child is identified as having Special Educational Needs, schools and settings should take action to remove barriers to the child's learning and put effective special educational provision in place. This is called SEN support. Support should take the form of a four-part cycle involving the parent and carers and the child. By taking this approach earlier decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised with a growing understanding of the child's needs and of what support will help to secure good progress and good outcomes for them. This approach is known as the Graduated Response.

Understanding the Graduated Response video

Worcestershire's Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEN) or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  You can find out about resources, services, support, activities and events here.

Worcestershire County Council Local Offer

Worcestershire SEND Improvement Plan

On 5th March 2018, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected how effectively the special educational needs and disability provision is delivered in Worcestershire by the Council together with NHS Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. Inspectors looked at the local information that is provided across the county on services to support children and young people and their parents and carers. They reviewed joint commissioning between health services and the Council, and the way schools support children in mainstream education. Inspectors also looked at assessments and planning for children and young people with special educational needs and disability. Read the inspection report at Ofsted website (opens in a new window)

SEND Report 2023 2024

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  • Powick CofE Primary School
  • 42 Malvern Road, Powick, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 4RT