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  •  "Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND)?"
  •  "How can I talk to them about my child if I need to?"



Your child's class teacher, our SENCO Mrs Mitchell and our Headteacher Mrs Finnegan are here to support you. You can speak to them by contacting the school office on 01384 816880 or email 


Mrs Mitchell is currently  undertaking The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) with Birmingham University. 


Class Teacher

Summary of Responsibilities


• Ensuring that all children have access to good and outstanding teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs (also known as differentiation).


• Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support, adapting resources etc..) and discussing amendments with the SENCO as necessary.


• Ensuring that all members of staff working with your child in school are aware of your child’s individual needs and what specific adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress.


• Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are supported in delivering the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist agencies and specially planned work and resources.


• Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.


Summary of Responsibilities

Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND), and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.


Ensuring that you (the parent) are:

• involved in supporting your child’s learning

• kept informed about the support your child is getting

• involved in reviewing how they are doing

• part of planning ahead for your child


•  Liaising with other professionals who may come into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology, learning support service.


 • To provide support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help your child (and other pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in the school) to achieve their potential.


• Supporting your child’s class teacher to update the termly reviews that specify the targets set for your child to achieve.


• Organising training for staff so they are aware and confident regarding how to meet the needs of your child and others within our school.


• Supporting the pupil through the graduated approach. 

SEND Staff Governor

You can contact Mrs Jeanne Findleton via the school office.


She is responsible for...

Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND Policy.


Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school.


Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN and/or disabilities.


Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure your child achieves his/her potential in school.