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Involving Pupils

Pupils have excellent educational experiences at Westfield Infant School which gives them the opportunities to reach their full potential and ensure that they are very well equipped for the next stage of their education.


We believe that whenever possible pupils should be involved in recognising their difficulties and achievements. Considering the age of the pupils at our school their contributions concerning these difficulties and achievements may need to be adapted accordingly. In practice pupils with special needs or disability at our school are encouraged to be involved in the following ways:

  • in discussing their problems, feelings and difficulties with sensitive adults and other pupils
  • in recognising  and celebrating their own achievements including using “I can…” statements
  • in commenting on their own progress including using the ‘thumbs’ self-evaluation system to encourage personalised learning
  • in recognising that mistakes and misconceptions are part of the normal learning process by the teacher and used constructively to facilitate corrective learning and develop resilience
  • sharing targets, recording pupil view and signing a new Westfield Support Plan   
  • in participating in ‘whole school life’. This is sometimes funded by the Pupil Premium Grant e.g. After School Clubs, School Council
  • contributing their view on Annual Review
  • pupils’ voice on Personal Education Plan for Looked After Pupils (Children in Care)



For further information see Section 8 of the full version of the SEND Information Report