SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability)

The school aims to provide a caring, supportive and accessible environment in which all pupils are valued equally and are given the opportunity to develop their full potential. The emphasis is on inclusion and all students are given access to the National Curriculum and all other activities – physical, moral and spiritual – so that they have a broad and balanced curriculum. When admitting SEND pupils into school we follow the Local Authority admissions arrangements.   

Gainsborough has a  Special Educational Needs &/or Disability Policy which strives to help children who are experiencing difficulty in school. Pupils receive support tailored to their individual needs and a special needs regular reviews take place. We have a talented SEND team who actively assess, monitor and support children across the school from Foundation Stage to Year 6. Specialist Teaching Assistants work closely with the class teachers to provide support for identified pupils. We also liaise with many outside agencies, and choose to employ our own Speech and Language Team.

Any child on the SEND register will be supported through a graduated response and documents such as a School Focus Plan (SFP) or School Care Plan will be used. This is in line with the 1993 Education Act, the Revised SEND Code of Practice 2015 and the Local Education Authority’s Guidelines.

Please see the attached files for further information and support.

SENCO Drop-in Mornings

Mrs Whiston, the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) will be available in the Community Room between 8.45am amd 9.15am every Wednesday to meet parents to discuss any additional needs your child may have and support we may be able to offier.

If you would like to see her on a different day or would prefer to speak on the phone, please call into the school  office and a mutually convenient time will be arranged.

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Address: Belgrave Road, Crewe, CW2 7NH

Telephone: 01270 685328

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