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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

It is our school’s prime responsibility to meet the learning needs of all our children. In doing this, our school has continued to review and develop its provision for pupils and parents. This has involved developing our current practice and holding various INSET training sessions for all staff. Miss Leonie Pagett is our school’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Coordinator (SENDCo). She will monitor and assess the school’s provision for Special Educational Needs and Distability (SEND) in order to maintain and develop high standards.


Children who have specific learning difficulties or needs are initially assessed in school and given an Individual Education Plan. These plans highlight learning targets for children to work on, in school and at home. One example of a target may be to increase memory skills to help a child retain information. The targets are made to try and overcome the child’s specific learning barriers. If a child continues to struggle with their learning targets we will seek advice from external educational agencies. In some cases an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) is requested, which sometimes allows access to alternative agencies and provision.


As a school we aim to work closely with parents and children to ensure the best provision. Parents are regularly invited into school or to meet online, to discuss their child’s learning targets and information coffee meetings are held to discuss our school SEND provision. Children are encouraged to discuss and suggest the next steps of their learning and how they can achieve this. These meetings allow parents, children, teachers and external agencies, such as a speech therapist, to discuss and review learning needs and provisions. Children with EHCP's also have Annual Review Meetings to ensure we are meeting the needs of every child in our care.


A new SEND website has also been launched: 


If you have any questions or queries please contact Miss Leonie Pagett (SENDCo) at 


Further information about our SEND provision can be found in our SEND Information Report or Policy below;

SEN Policy 2021-22

Accessibility Plan

SENDCo: Leonie Pagett

SEND Link Governor: Alison Toombs