Meet the SEN Team

Gemma Webb – SENCo

Hi, I am Gemma The SENCo at The Westminster School. The SENCo is a teacher who coordinates the provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities in schools. A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. The SENCo co-ordinates additional support for pupils with SEN and liaises with parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them.

At The Westminster School I collaborate with Senior Leaders to make sure that the learning requirements of all students are given equal emphasis and priority and that they receive effective support and teaching. One of the main points of contact between myself and parent/carers is during the Annual Review process, where EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans) are reviewed and updated. I liaise with SEN and any agencies and therapists supporting a child or young person and share any updates, reports and targets. During the Annual Review I will work with parents and carers to review and update any targets set and review the effectiveness of current interventions and support. I will then coordinate the provision required in order for a child or young person to successfully achieve those targets. I am available to offer advice and support on all areas linked to SEN needs and support available to families and young people both in school and the local area. I am an advocate for and support families; their children and young people to be safe, happy and learn successfully.

 

Sukhie Sandhu - Senior SEN Administrator        

Hi, I am Sukhie Senior SEN Administrator at The Westminster School. My role is to organise and arrange all Annual Reviews with our Deputy Head, SENCO, Curriculum Leads, parents/carers and other external agencies and request any medical reports and information that are needed to input into the review. I also attend some of the reviews and update plans where necessary. I work closely with Sandwell SEN and out of borough SEN teams and can help with requesting updated Education, Health Care Plans and can provide letters from the school to support applications. I support with transitions and new pupils to the school and can also help complete transport forms should parents or schools wish to apply. I liaise with primary and secondary schools ensuring that all SEN and transition information is received prior to new pupils starting with us. If you have any questions or if there is anything, I can help with you with please contact me at the school.

The School work with a number of specialised internal and external staff and agencies that children, young people and families can access such as Educational Psychologists, Family Support Worker, Careers Advisor, Speech and Language, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Visual and Hearing impairment. If you would like for your child to be referred to any of these services, please contact the SENCo.

 

If you have any questions or would like any further information or help from the Westminster SEN team, please contact the school or email the team at  sen@westminster.sandwell.sch.uk