Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND


In line with the current SEN Code of Practice we adopt a graduated approach, which recognises that children learn in different ways and have different needs.  We work closely with our partners to identify needs before children start nursery or as soon as possible thereafter.  At first a child may receive additional support or input. Step by step if the child fails to make adequate progress we may draw on specialist help.  Your child may need help for a short period of time or for many years.  You as parents will be involved at every stage and you will meet not only the class teacher but also the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Allman, who has undertaken the newly required training for her role.

On 15 May 2012 the Department for Education (DfE) published its formal response to the public consultation on its green paper, Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability.  The DfE intends to introduce legislation that makes the changes to the law in order for the green paper reforms to take effect from 2014. The draft Children and Families Bill will be published in the first week of September 2012.

Our SEN policy and SEN report, which provides all you need to know about SEND at our school, is available to download by clicking the link below:

Every Local Authority must publish a Local Offer.

The Northumberland Local Offer can be found at: http://northumberland.fsd.org.uk

Parents can access further information and support is available from Northumberland SEND information, advice and support service. This is self-referral service and can be contacted by phone on 01670 623555 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.