SEN and Disabilities
Different levels of support can be provided depending on the needs of the child. Most children will normally be catered within 'quality first teaching' through the differentiation of class work provided by the teacher. However, some children may have a more specific difficulty that may be addressed through a specific intervention programme carried out for a specific purpose for a short period of time.
If the learning difficulty is more general, then the class teacher will plan a programme of extra work for the child that may involve extra adult support. This will be discussed with parents and reviewed regularly through an Individual Education Plan. If we feel unable to provide adequately for the specific needs of the child, then we may involve other agencies for specific support eg speech therapy, educational psychology, behaviour support. We work closely with other schools within our Multi Academy Trust to support this work.
If parents have any concerns, questions or information about their child, then it is vital this information is shared with school staff. We aim to work in close partnership with parents to ensure we meet the needs of all children. In the first instance, parents should contact the child's class teacher, before contacting the SENCO and Head of School, Ms Claire Pooley:
SENCO – Claire Pooley
Acorn MAT SEND Inclusion Lead – Stuart Ridge
SEND Governor – John Ryde
Loders CE VC Primary School - SEND
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice sets out the principle of a more individualised and better graduated response to support children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
What should I do if I think my child has Special Educational Needs?What will the school do next?What opportunities will there be to discuss my child's attainment and achievement?How can I access support for myself and my family?
Downloads & Useful Links
SEND Information Report Loders 2022-2023Useful organisations/contactsCharities