Special Educational Needs

All appreciate the inclusive school ethos that enables each child to grow up feeling a valued part of the community. SIAMS 2018

If you wish to discuss special educational needs in more detail, please contact Miss Natalie Sharp (the SEND co-ordinator at school) on 01229 717664.

Families Information | Waberthwaite CofE School (cumberland.gov.uk) 

Waberthwaite Church of England School welcomes and respects everyone. We believe that everyone is an individual, created in the image of God, who should be encouraged, nurtured and challenged in order to flourish; hold high-aspirations and achieve their full potential. 

 We encourage everyone to 'listen up and speak out'; celebrate their own worth and that of others. 

We strive to help every child to, “hold high aspirations and achieve their full potential” by inspiring them with rich experiences and equipping them with a love of learning. Our school has a strong Christian ethos built on our core values of: Show endurance and friendship. Be compassionate and kind. With our dedicated team of staff, governors and parents, we take pride that, “We may be a small school, but we all feel part of a big family.” We are a caring and inclusive school, where through quality first teaching and targeted support and interventions, we aim for all children to reach their potential.

Our SENCO is our Class 1 (EYFS and Year 1) Teacher, Miss Natalie Sharp and she works closely with children, staff, parents/carers and Governors to ensure that the needs of children on the SEND Register are met and ensure that they can ”hold high aspirations and achieve their full potential”.

Support for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND

If parents and carers feel they would like some impartial information, advice or support on any issues relating to their children’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), they can contact the Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) who can offer a range of support. We will help parents, carers and young people to prepare for meetings with schools or the local authority and practically support them at the meetings in an appropriate and impartial manner.  We can also signpost to other relevant support networks.

For more information on SENDIASS and how to find support, please click on this link: 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) | Cumberland Council 

SEND Policy 2023-2024.docx

To view the Cumberland SEND Local offer please follow the link:

Sometimes we may invite an external agency to support children, with the permission of their families Support may come from agencies such as Family Action. Click the link to find out more information about the services they can provide.

Useful policies relating to SEND provision at Waberthwaite School:

Further information about admissions procedures for pupils with identified SEND difficulties, site accessibility and equality steps taken to ensure all pupils are treated fairly and equally are available below or on request from the school office as a hard copy.

If you are unhappy with the SEND provision for your child in school, any complaints would follow the school complaints procedure.