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Winchelsea is a Special School committed to meeting the educational needs of children who have a Statement of
Special Educational Need including Moderate Learning Difficulties and more complex needs such as ADHD, Autism
Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome.
- enable our pupils to maximise their achievements in all aspects of their
- support mainstream schools through an effective Outreach service
- promote inclusion entitlement for our pupils where appropriate
- ensure equal opportunities for all regardless of age, gender or ethnicity
- encourage all students to take responsibility for themselves and to appreciate
the needs of others
- help each pupil to achieve high self esteem
- promote high, value added, standards of achievement and behaviour, within a
develop and maintain a positive partnership between home and school
- constantly monitor and review the performance and placement of each child
within the Code of Practice guidelines
- work with mainstream schools, the wider community and local employers to
create experiences and opportunities for our children
- prepare our pupils for effective transition through careers education, suitable
accreditation and links with colleges, training agencies and employers
- promote spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness and understanding
extend our professional
Winchelsea has children from 3 to 16 years of age and is currently organised as eleven classes including a
developing provision for some children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Children progress through the school by age but with some consideration given to individual needs and
Because of the wide age range of the school we find it convenient to pursue some of the school activities as first,
middle and senior departments.
Children within Key Stages 3 and 4 will spend one day each week accessing some specialist facilities and teaching
at Rossmore Community College (our local secondary school). These pupils will be accompanied by our own staff.
We provide children at Winchelsea with a curriculum that is designed to meet their individual needs and allow them
to develop their full potential. Many children will require elements of the curriculum to be modified to meet their
particular needs, whilst complying with National Curriculum requirements, this will be done through the use of
Individual Education Plans.
Each child will have access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum and will have maximum
access to the National Curriculum.
After a pupil’s 14th birthday a ‘Transition Review’ takes place at which the pupil, parents / guardians, teachers,
Careers Service and other relevant agencies consider the post-school opportunities for each pupil. An individual
action plan is drawn up to enable and encourage a partnership in preparing the pupil for leaving school in the most
productive way. A range of transition related, educational opportunities is devised with reference to this plan. For
some pupils this includes a period of work experience. The transition programme includes visits to a variety of places
of work and a Link Course at Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education.
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