The school Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Laura Vallance, who can be contacted on 01209 820456 or via

Below the school's SEND Information Report can be found. This is the school's offer of provision broken down into universal, targeted and specialist. Universal is what is in place to meet all children's needs. Children who are identified as having an SEN, may access provision from within the 'targeted' and 'specialist' categories. 


The Code of Practice for Special Education Needs (SENCoP) gives the school the responsibility of identifying children with special educational needs and ensuring ‘appropriate’ provision is made. The SENCoP underpins the school's Information Report. The school implements the graduated response to SEN through cycles of Assess, Plan, Do and Review. In summary, the cycle aims to accurately identify need, match and implement appropriate provision to that need through the setting a target and then reviewing the effectiveness of this before the cycle starts again. 


School will endeavour to identify any child with a special educational need at the earliest possible age in order that the appropriate provision can be made. Those experiencing difficulties will, after consultation with parents, be placed on the SEN register of need. Children with special educational needs may include those with physical disabilities, hearing or visual impairment, emotional and behavioural problems, language or specific learning problems.


The role of the parents in identifying and helping their child with SEN is vital. We value open and honest communication and active participation in seeking and securing the support a child might need. 


For those children on the SEN record of need, a Provision Map will be in place. This document formalises the APDR process and will be produced at least termly. Support and provision in place will be dependent upon the SEN. The class teacher has responsibility for these, supported by the SENCO and where needed, external agencies such as SALT, ASD Team, Educational Psychologist. 

For a very small number of children a formal assessment of educational need is made via the Local Authority, and an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) written which identifies the help needed and recommends appropriate action. The procedure involves the SENCO, the Educational Psychologist, the teaching staff and other professional bodies who may be able to offer advice. Nationally, 3.3% of children with an SEN have an EHCP in place. 

The provision that is made for children with Educational Health Care Plans is varied and personalised. It may consist of short periods of specialist teaching, ancillary support, structured interventions or possibly a place in another setting offering specialist provision. EHCPs of the children are reviewed annually, and parents are fully involved in this process.


If you have any concerns, or would like further help or advice about supporting your child's needs, please talk to your child's class teacher or our SENCO. We will be happy to help!