Wheldon Infant School & Nursery

Special Educational Needs


At Wheldon Infant and Nursery School we are an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child.  All of our children share an entitlement to high quality education through a vibrant and creative curriculum which meets their social, emotional and learning needs.  We take pride in our provision for pupils with additional needs and implement a ‘whole school approach’ to special educational needs and disabilities which involves all staff adhering to a model of good practice.  All the staff of the school are committed to identifying and providing for the needs of all children in an inclusive environment. We believe in early intervention so when we identify a child experiencing a difficulty we work closely with parents/carers to offer support.  

At Wheldon Infant School and Nursery we support all children, enabling them to achieve their full potential. Excellent teaching is vital and high-quality learning experiences provide children with the opportunity to learn new skills; acquire knowledge, develop their independence and a love of learning. We recognise that there are occasions where further additional support may be needed to enable our children to reach their goals.

Where required, we seek support and advice from a wide range of outside agencies.  Our SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) are Mrs Davison- McMullen and Miss Southern supported by our inclusion mentor Miss Kebbell. 


If you have any concerns or questions please email senco@wheldon.wakefield.sch.uk where a member of our team will aim to help. 

Information Report

Please see below some useful documentation to further understand SEND within Wheldon Infant School and Nursery

Important information for Parents/Carers when your child is identified with special educational needs

 SEND Policy 23-25.pdfDownload
 Whole school provision map 23-34.pdfDownload
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Information for parents/ carers - Schema play cards and ideas 

 Ordering_positioning Schema Play Card_SEND level.docxDownload
 Rotational Schema Play Card_SEND level.docxDownload
 Trajectory Schema play Card_SEND level.docxDownload
 Transporting Schema play Card_SEND level.docxDownload
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Wakefield Local Offer

Growing Healthy Wakefield 0-19 service

The Growing Healthy Wakefield 0-19 service is an integrated service for families, expectant mothers, children and young people. Our public health practitioners lead on the delivery of the universally offered Healthy Child Programme (HCP) with support of our multi skilled team and partners across Wakefield Families Together. 

The team is community-based and deliver services in a range of community settings including the family home, family & youth hubs, schools and other community venues. The service works in partnership with other agencies to ensure all families receive right support by the most appropriate service to meet their requirements.

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 0300 373 0944.

We’ve got a local Growing Healthy Wakefield 0-19 page on Facebook and you can follow us on X (previously known as Twitter).

You can also find information about our service, your Child’s development, family health and wellbeing and local services by downloading our App.

The 0-19 Service is delivered in partnership with a range of health, social, education and voluntary care organisations and teams such as Wakefield Families Together – Wakefield Families Together.

Parents, grandparents, carers and young people in the Wakefield district can now download the new Growing Healthy 0-19 Service App, designed to support the health development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. 


SENDIAS information 

Wakefield Early Support, Advice, Information and Liaison (WESAIL) service provides a free, confidential and impartial support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and their parents and carers.

WESAIL provide information, advice, support and signposting according to need by either by telephone or where needed on an individual or targeted basis or through events and workshops. We aim to provide easy-to-understand information to raise awareness of the options available to those using our service, and support people in making informed decisions about these options.


5-a-day principle- Education Endowment Foundation

Wakefield Families Together

 WISENDSS leaflet final.pdfDownload
 WISENDSS Leaflet.pubDownload
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