Inclusion at Winsor

Winsor is a fully inclusive primary school in the London Borough of Newham and follows the inclusive policy of all Newham schools.

Inclusion looks at the needs of all pupils; children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, children who are Gifted and Talented, children who have English as an additional language, children who have issues with their behaviour and children with social and emotional needs.

At Winsor we adopt the following principles regarding successful inclusive education, taken from the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs 2014 and fully endorsed by the London Borough of Newham.

  • Winsor Primary School wholeheartedly adopts the fundamental principles of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs, namely that
  • Children with SEN should be offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education including the foundation stage curriculum, the national curriculum and the Government/ Ofsted guidelines for teaching children who are attaining significantly below age related expectations, known as the P scales
  • A child with SEN should have their needs met, normally in mainstream schools or settings
  • The views of the pupil should be sought and taken into account in plans and reviews
  • Parent(s)/ carer(s) have a vital role to play in the education of their child and should have their views sought and taken into account in plans and reviews
  • All teachers are teachers of SEN. Teaching such pupils is a whole school
    responsibility, shared by all those with a role in the pupils education

Special Educational Needs
Children who are seen to have Special Educational Needs will be put on the Code of Practice after an initial concern form has been completed with the consent of the parents. The child will then have a Support Plan, which will give them specific targets to work towards. These targets are reviewed every term and a new Support Plan is written. Parents will be informed of their child's targets and the teachers or the Inclusion Manager will always be available to talk them through the targets. The targets are also shared with the children and they are encouraged to work towards them.

Gifted and Talented
Winsor is keen to promote the learning and skills of children deemed as being Gifted and Talented whether it be on the academic side or the arts and sports.
Winsor children have participated in a number of projects that have included The Brilliant Club, National Young Mathematicians Awards and a Spelling Bee competition.

Children with English as an Additional Language
Winsor is a multi-ethnic school and promoting equality is one of our highest priorities throughout the whole school. We have high expectations of all our pupils and they should have the opportunities to achieve the highest possible standards as well as helping all children to develop a sense of personal and cultural identity that is confident, open to change, receptive and respectful towards other people.

The teaching takes into account pupils' cultural and religious backgrounds, linguistic needs and varying learning styles. We create an environment where pupils feel safe and feel they can contribute fully, and where all feel respected and valued. Staff are assisted in the classroom to support pupils development of their language and learning needs, through termly targets and liaison time with the Inclusion Team.

Behaviour, Social and Emotional Needs
Inclusion takes into account all the needs of the children and these include how a child behaves. Winsor promotes an ethos towards positive behaviour management and the children and staff are encouraged to the ‘Good to be green’ behaviour chart. Children's social and emotional needs also need to be considered carefully if a child is to reach their full potential. To help us in this Winsor has Learning Mentors who support children across the school in a variety of ways. A major role of the Learning Mentors is to run self-esteem groups, social skills groups, positive interaction, art and play therapy, 1:1 sessions and a behaviour group to support the children.

They are given the opportunity to speak about how they feel and to support each other. The Learning Mentors will also support in the classroom where required and are available to those in need, including parents. Learning Mentors also run peer mediator groups to empower children to help resolve conflicts in the playground and Play Leaders who provide play activities. We also have a school counsellor present one day a week to work with our more vulnerable children.

In order to boost the school’s Core NHS offer for Speech and Language (S&L), Winsor buys in an additional S&L Therapist for two days a week. She is able to observe any children within the classroom setting if concerns are raised by parents or staff regarding language and communication. If further assessment is required, a consent form must be completed.

For further information regarding SEN, please contact the school’s SENCO/Inclusion Manager, Sunita Widlake on 02074762323 or email the school at Should you not be happy with your child’s provision, please refer to the school’s Complaints Policy.