Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

If you would like to speak to the school’s Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO), please contact Mr M Hawrylak via or 01371 810423.

All children are unique and learn at different rates and some children may need extra support in the classroom. There are many reasons why children may need extra help. Sometimes it will be for a short period. Sometimes it will be for the longer term.

Where children have difficulty in learning and need additional or different support to that which is ordinarily available to children of similar age, they may have special education needs.

If we believe a child has SEND, we will discuss the child’s parents and set up a plan. This plan called a One Plan. The One Plan will outline the child’s needs, what we are trying to achieve in terms of educational outcomes and the support that will put in place to help the child achieve these outcomes.

It is important to us that all children feel a sense of connection and belonging. This means children with special needs are supported in the classroom wherever possible. Many children with SEND learn alongside their peers through careful adjustments from a skilful, responsive teachers and Learning Support Assistants. 

Sometimes a child may need a specific intervention or programme of support that is different from the other children in the class. The class teacher is responsible for planning special needs activities (provision) but may ask other adults in the school to help deliver this extra help.

Our approach to inclusion recognises that children with SEND may occasionally need a curriculum and a learning environment that is suited to their needs rather than expect them to fit into a curriculum and approach designed for the mainstream population.

We have adopted this approach because we recognise that not all children learn and progress at the same rate or in the same way. 

Please click below for a copy of our SEND Information Report. The Canonium Learning Trust Inclusion Policy can also be found below.

Click the link below for some useful resources for children with additional needs.