Partial closure (Y5 and Y6 only in school) for Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March

Educational Needs

Walkwood Church of England Middle School is a fully inclusive mainstream school. At Walkwood Church of England Middle School, all pupils are valued equally, regardless of where their abilities lie, with the Academy being committed to developing ‘the best in everyone’. All students are entitled to have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs.  We are committed to equal opportunities, with students being encouraged to achieve their full potential, whatever their academic or physical ability, through the provision of a balanced and challenging curriculum in both content and styles of learning.


“The core purpose of any Church school is to maximise the learning potential of every pupil within the love of God.”                                                    SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) 2012

Student of all ages and all abilities will:

  • Be treated as individuals where their individual needs, interests and aptitudes are recognised.
  • Be entitled to have an emerging or evident special educational need identified and assessed.
  • Be provided with opportunities for continued growth and development so that they can increase their self-esteem and become confident.
  • Receive a balanced curriculum in both content and style of delivery which allow them to make informed choices as they progress beyond the Academy.
  • Be encouraged to achieve their full potential, whatever their abilities.
  • Be encouraged to learn through a range of enjoyable and stimulating experiences in an atmosphere where students feel valued, encouraged and safe.
  • Learn to take an increasing responsibility for their own learning and actions so that they will be equipped to deal with life after school.
  • Be encouraged to see education as a life-long process to the benefit of all aspects of their life.

Special Educational Needs

Children are identified as having SEND when they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children the same age or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of education facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the Local Authority (SEND Regulations 2014).

Students at Walkwood Church of England Middle School have a range of difficulties including Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties and Sensory or Physical difficulties.

Gifted and Talented

At Walkwood we aim to celebrate the success and high achievement of pupils in all curriculum areas.  

 ‘Gifted’ learners are those who have abilities in one or more academic subjects.  It could be assumed that a gifted student should be able to transfer their abilities from one academic subject to another.  ‘Talented’ learners are those who demonstrate particular abilities in.  

In order to be included on our Gifted and Talented register, a pupil will be demonstrating her or his gift or talent, either in school or elsewhere, or have demonstrated the capacity to develop abilities significantly above the average for their age group.  Status on the G&T register is not permanent.  For example, pupils identified because of their potential and not current achievement must show signs that they will fulfil that potential if they are to remain on the register.  It is common for young people’s progression to alter as they mature.

The 2018-2019 Special needs report is now available for download:

SEN Report



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