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We ended the Autumn Term with 97.1% attendance

Autumn 2

Inclusion update at Waterside

From Mrs Willis – AHT – Inclusion Leader


As Waterside Primary School’s Inclusion leader, I am here to offer to support and advice regarding additional needs or SEND support for your child. Please remember, if you ever have any suggestions, queries or concerns about anything to do with inclusion and SEND, then do call or come and see me at the school - or don’t forget there is chance to drop-in and see your child’s teacher every Friday 3:40pm – 4:00pm or phone and ask to book an appointment with Mrs Willis in the school office. My management days are Monday and Thursday.

We have now completed Autumn term at Waterside and the children have settled into their new classes and are making great progress. However, if you feel that your child needs extra help with their school work or wellbeing, then please call in to see me.

Here are some examples of the concerns that you may have about your child:

• difficulties with reading, writing, spelling or mathematics work, • a medical or health problem; • emotional or behavioural problems; • a problem with sight, hearing or speech; • a physical disability; These are just examples. Your child may have more general difficulties with schoolwork.

At Waterside Primary School we strive to make ALL of our children feel special. Having Special Educational Needs or needing additional support does not mean that your child will be singled out or made to feel different in any way.


At Waterside Primary School, our children are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to identify the needs of all pupils as early as possible, and we have a range of interventions taking place daily in our school to meet the needs of all of our children. Parental support is also essential and there are many ways in which you can help your child including:

  • Create opportunities for risk taking
  • Supporting with homework
  • Build self-confidence
  • Communicate regularly with your child
  • Attend parent workshops
  • Allow children opportunities to explore and play
  • Read daily with your child


Reading and Spelling are essential skills that all children require. Many children with SEND difficulties or who are EAL often struggle in this area.  It is essential that children with literacy difficulties are identified and supported.

Techniques that you can use to help your child include:

  • Reading with your child
  • Focus on reading fluency and develop understanding of the meaning of new words
  • Play spelling games
  • Make learning fun and active