What to do if I think my child has Special Educational Needs?

If you have a concern about your child this should be raised in the first instance to the class teacher, they will then discuss these concerns with the Inclusion Leader who will make observations of your child within the classroom. The Inclusion Leader will have a discussion with your child to obtain their views of school and their current learning.  Their views on how they feel they learn best will be sought as well as the things they may be finding difficult. A review meeting will then be arranged with parents if this is appropriate. The Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) list is updated regularly; this is based upon discussions with class teachers and the Inclusion Leader. All children are tracked closely to ensure rapid progress is evident and staff are held to account as necessary. Staff monitor the whole situation carefully to ensure children reach their full potential.


All mainstream schools have a SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Our Inclusion Leader/SENDCo is Becky Kirkland (see below for contact information). They, along with your child’s class teacher, will be able to discuss your child’s needs with you, the support for learning that we are providing to meet their needs, and what expectations we have for your child’s progress. You will be informed about the National Curriculum expectations and where your child is working within this (if you are not sure what these mean, don’t be afraid to ask!) This will include explaining to you where your child is in their learning which will facilitate discussion and provide an opportunity for us to collaboratively set targets for the young person to achieve thus accelerate their learning, Your child will be involved in drawing up such targets; planning and reviewing them regularly together will ensure the targets are more meaningful and achievable.


If you require any further information, please contact our Inclusion Leader; Becky Kirkland on 01757 705591 or you can email