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Children With Additional Needs

At Gateford Park Primary School we believe that all children should be valued equally within a climate of support.


All children may experience difficulties with their learning at some stage in their educational career. Special Education Needs may arise in any pupil at any intellectual level and may stem from learning, behavioural, emotional, social and physical problems. In implementing this policy we believe pupils will be helped to overcome these difficulties. 


We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.


The fundamental principles of the school policy are that all children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. We will value individual children’s strengths and try to help them develop to their full potential. We will try to promote life-long learning.


Our aims to achieve this are:

  • To provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual’s needs and ability
  • To undertake identification of all pupils requiring SEN provision as early as possible in their school career
  • To enable SEN pupils to take as fully part as possible in all school activities
  • To ensure that parents of SEN pupils are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment
  • To ensure that SEN pupils are involved, where practicable , in decisions affecting their future SEN position
  • To ensure vulnerable pupils ie. pupils who are looked after, have free school dinners, Gypsy Roma Travellers, pupils who are under social care or have health issues or persistent absentees receive the support needed to achieve


The SEND/Behaviour/Inclusion team leader at Gateford Park is Clare Hibbert. Other team members are:


Paula Doyle (Headteacher)

Geoff Young (Chair of Governors)

Jacob Boulton (Year 3 teacher)

SEND information report

Special Educational Needs Policy

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