Special Educational Needs

We believe in a fully inclusive approach to supporting pupils with additional needs. This means working in partnership with parents or carers to support children in whatever way we can to enable them to achieve their potential.


We follow a graduated response to need from initial conversations with the class

teacher, targeted class support, to more specific personalised support, including

comprehensive analysis of any assessments and observations made by external

agencies. All actions are always taken through initial informal discussion with

parents/carers, and more in depth parent meetings and/or reviews as part of our

SEND arrangements in school.


If you would like to discuss your child’s needs at any time please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sarah White (SENDCo) who will be pleased to meet with you.


What does our SEND provision look like in practice?

Below are some of the interventions that are being offered, or have been offered recently.  This list is continually growing as new interventions are trialled and their impact measured (Social, emotional and mental health is another area of SEND and you can find how we support pupils with difficulties in this area under our Inclusion Offer).


Communication and Interaction

  • Individual Interventions suggested by Speech and Language team

  • Use of talk partners

  • Small group programmes focusing on communication skills and language development, including Let’s Talk and Talk Boost

  • Pre-learning of new vocabulary and availability of word banks

  • Use of visual strategies to support language, including visual timetables and Now and Next Boards

  • Talking tins to record ideas and instructions

  • Circle of Friends to develop social communication and friendships especially for those with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

  • Communication friendly classroom environments

  • Simplified language

  • Consistent routines and expectations

  • A Designated Specialist Provision unit within school – see DSP offer.


Cognition and Learning

  • Direct Phonics to develop reading through Read, Write Inc.

  • Targeted small group work

  • Targeted individual work

  • Access to programmes from specialist teachers/other professionals

  • Dyslexia friendly classrooms

  • Co-writer to support writing

  • Coloured overlays and coloured exercise books

  • Inference training – an intervention aimed at improving reading comprehension skills

  • Maths intervention aimed at closing gaps in learning


Sensory and/or Physical

  • Fine motor skill interventions

  • Specialist handwriting programme – Write from the Start

  • Big Moves

  • Sensory room


If you would like to talk to Mrs White at any time, please ask at the school offices to arrange a meeting, she will be only too pleased to have a chat.

The SEND Team

Mrs White


Mrs Coultous-Pitt
Mrs Redfern
Mrs Morris
Mrs Lowe

Maths Intervention

Support in class

EAL Support

Let's Talk

Reading Intervention

Support in class

Reading Inference Training

Vocabulary Intervention

Support in Learning Zone

Talk Boost

Spelling Intervention

Support in class