SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Children with SEND may need extra help or different lessons in order to help them fulfil their potential. The SEND team consisting of Mrs Pike (special educational needs coordinator - SENCo), Miss Watkinson (FS and KS1 SENCo) teachers and teaching assistants have undergone specialist training in ways to support children with SEND.

Special educational needs may mean your child has difficulty with any of the following:

  • Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • Making friends or getting on with adults
  • Understanding and following rules and routines
  • Organising themselves

Or they may have a medical condition or some kind of sensory or physical need which affects them in school.

All children are individuals and progress at different speeds. However, if you have concerns about your child’s progress, please talk to your child’s class teacher, Miss Watkinson or Mrs Pike. Home and school can then work in partnership to agree support for your child and help them make good progress. If you wish to make an appointment please contact the school office on 01803 327090 or alternatively you can speak to a member of staff informally when you drop off or collect your child.