We are proud of the relationships we develop with each individual child that enable us to identify any needs as soon as they arise, and to address them. We offer extra support for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and enrichment and challenge for those children who are more able, gifted and talented.

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.

Head of School/SENCO                                                                                                           Claire Pooley

Assistant SENCO                                                                                                                         Rachel Rawlings

Acorn MAT SEND Inclusion Lead                                                                                          Stuart Ridge

SEND Governor                                                                                                                            John Ryde

Loders CE VC Primary School - SEND

Under the Children and Families Act (2014), Local Authorities are required to publish, and keep under review, information about the services and support available for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). The local offer covers provision for children and young people with SEND from birth to 25 and includes information on education, health and social care services and how to access them.

For information  on local services and support within Dorset please click here:

Dorset Local OfferDorset Education Advice Line

As part of this local offer, schools must publish a SEND information report that includes information for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEND. This needs to be published on the school’s website, kept up-to-date with changes and revised at least annually. The requirements are set out in the SEN Code of Practice.  

SEND Information Report 2023-2024

Accessibility Plan

Click here to view the Loders Accessibility Plan 2022-2025

Please visit our Policies page for all the relevant documents relating to SEND.