Special Educational Needs and Disabilities | SEND 

Children come into school with many different needs ranging from sleeping problems to having communication barriers. The role of the SENDCo is to ensure that the school supports children with any barriers to learning that they may have.

Theresa Elder is the SENDCo at Hollesley Primary School and is responsible for the provision we make for children with SEND at our school.

Our policy complies with the statutory requirements in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (Sept 2014) and has been written with reference to the following guidance and documents:

  • Equality Act 2010: advice for schools DfE (2013)
  • SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014)
  • Schools SEN Information Report Regulations (2014)
  • Section 69 (2) of the Children and Families Act (2014)
  • Special Education Needs and Disability Regulations (2014) Schedule 1 Regulation 51
  • Equality Act (2010) Schedule 10 paragraph 3

SEND Surgeries

One vital element in supporting any child is the relationship that we have with parents and befitting from the knowledge that you have about your children.  One afternoon each month Mrs Elder will be available in school for you to come and have a drink with and chat to informally about any concerns you might have and offer support where required. Timings will be 1:15pm – 3:10pm and you can come and go as you like. 

Tuesday 30th April  |  1:15pm – 3:10pm

Friday 24th May   | 1:15pm – 3:10pm

Tuesday 18th June | 1:15pm – 3:10pm

Our aims for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

  • To provide a safe, caring environment in which every child can learn effectively
  • To ensure that children with special educational needs or disabilities make progress across the whole curriculum
  • To ensure that all children value and respect each other as individuals whatever their need or ability
  • To work co-operatively and share expertise with all stakeholders that support the learning of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
  • To facilitate and encourage a successful partnership between home and school
  • To ensure children with SEND participate fully in the school community and take an active part in decisions about their own learning journey
  • To use a range of teaching and learning styles and resources to enable SEND children to have access to the whole curriculum
  • To ensure that staff have the skills, knowledge and support to be an effective teacher for all children including those with SEND

Our objectives

  • To identify and provide for all children who have special educational needs, additional needs or disabilities
  • To work with the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice (2014)
  • To provide a SENCo who will facilitate our SEN Inclusion Policy
  • To provide support and advice for all staff working with special educational needs children and children with disabilities

For more information, please view our local offer and SEND policy on our policy page.