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At Sharlston Community School we support all our children to enable them to achieve within our school community.


Quality first teaching and high quality learning experiences provide children with the opportunity to learn new skills, acquire knowledge develop their independence and a love of learning.

At Sharlston we are proud of our inclusive ethos where the needs of individual learners are at the centre of their provision.  We recognise that there are occasions where further additional support may be needed to enable our children to reach their goals and work closely with various external agencies.


For more information see Wakefield Local Authority’s Local Offer.


Who can I contact for further information?


Our school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) is Mrs Graham
If you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs please contact the school office to arrange a meeting with our SENCo Mrs Graham or alternatively contact her by email swilliams@watertonacademytrust.org

What is the Local Offer?


The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper to detail what local services are available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as the options to support families who need additional help to care for their child.


The Wakefield framework will allow the Local Offer to provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area and what they can expect from those services. It will let parents/carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them and what they can expect across local schools and colleges.  Click the link here Wakefield SEND Local Offer | Wakefield SEND Local Offer (mylocaloffer.org) to find out more information about the Wakefield SEND Local Offer.


Useful Links & Information for Parents

Wakefield’s SEND Local Offer can be obtained from https://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/


SEND support: easy-read guide for parents – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-support-easy-read-guide-for-parents


SEND: guide for parents and carers – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers


Support for families with disabled children – Wakefield Council – https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/special-education-needs-sen/


Wakefield Early Support Advice Information and Liaison (WESAIL), including the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) – https://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/wesail-including-sendiass/


WESAIL is provided by Family Action and includes the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS). The role of a SENDIASS service is to provide access to free, accurate and impartial information, advice and support about matters relating to special educational needs and or disability. This includes issues related to health, education and social care.


If you are a parent/carer of a child with additional needs, or a professional working with the family, you can contact WESAIL if you are not able to use the Local Offer website, or cannot find what you are looking for.


The WESAIL service can also offer targeted short term support along with workshops and training for parents and carers of children with additional needs.

Telephone: 01924 965588

Email: WESAIL@family-action.org.uk

Website: www.family-action.org.uk/wakefield-sendiass

Like our Facebook page: Wakefield WESAIL & Local Offer


Parent/Carer Forum

Wakefield Parent Carer Forum is an independent parent carer forum who work with families of children with special educational needs and/or disability, aged 0-25 years old, living in the Wakefield area.  The forum is led by a small group of local parents who are looking forward to listening to, and representing the views of parents, young people and children in the future.  These parents all have a wide experience of what it is like to be a parent of a child with an additional need or disability in the Wakefield area. They want to work with you to make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for all children and families in Wakefield.


WPCF Newsletter 8 – April 2022

WPCF Newsletter 9 – June 2022

WPCF Newsletter 10 – September 2022


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