Special Educational Needs and Disability

The children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities are supported by all the staff in school to make the best progress they can. However, there is a dedicated team made up of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo - Mrs Michele Williams), the SEN Assistant (Miss Sam Robson-Gill) and trained teaching assistants, who work more specifically with the children with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

There is a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities in school such as, global development delay, speech and language difficulties as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and they are all valued members of our school community. Sometimes professionals, who are specialists in a particular area of need such as autism, are asked to give advice to the school about the best ways to support individual children.

Some children have support in specific lessons and some have support throughout the day, including lunchtimes. This will depend on their individual need. If a child continually needs more help and support, High Needs Funding (HNF) or an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may be applied for after we have had a discussion with parents/carers.

If you would like to talk about your child’s special educational need or disability, please speak to your child’s class teacher or the SENDCo who is on the playground in the mornings before school or call the school on 01604 751475.

 

If you want to know what local services there are to help support you with your child who has special educational needs or a disability, the Northamptonshire Local Offer is a good place to look.

 

Please read the Inclusion Policy in the 'Policies' section of the website for more detailed information.