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Supporting pupils with SEND

Our Vision

                                    Stoke Damerel Primary Academy promotes an inclusive  environment where all staff support children to ‘dream big and achieve together’.  Our pupils will be supported intellectually, creatively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, culturally and morally to achieve the best they can.

Learning takes place in a caring and happy environment, in a school that aspires to provide an outstanding inclusive education for all. 

We want our pupils to be confident, happy, caring and healthy individuals, successful learners and responsible members of our community.


What is SEND?

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can affect a child’s ability to learn and progress in their learning. The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015) says that, “A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.”

This means that a pupil may need:

· special resources to help them in the classroom

· to be part of a small group with adult support focusing on their class work, social skills, developing independent skills or their emotional well-being.

· to work with someone specially trained to help them in the area that they need, this may include professionals from outside of school.

· a SEND Personal Plan detailing individual targets, including a profile detailing the pupils strengths, interests and how they would like to be supported.


Who is responsible for children with SEND?

Mrs Isla Ellis is the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo).  She can be contacted through the school office or by email at: