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Special Educational Needs, Disabilities &Inclusion

Children are judged to have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that requires special provision to be made for them that is, additional to or different from, the provision made for other children of the same age.


In line with the Code of Practice, children with Special Educational Needs are identified at our school at the earliest opportunity. The school has an Inclusion Officer, Stevie Hobson, who in partnership with the SENDCO, Debbie Rands, has responsibility for SEND
and inclusion. 


Parents are consulted and involved in all stages of the process and invited to attend review meetings which are held termly. Copies of the review documents, Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and Education Health Care Plans (EHCs) are sent to parents soon after the review meetings.


The school has close links with a number of external support agencies. Learning Support, Behaviour Support and Educational Psychologists provide advice and guidance to meet the specific needs of all children. A Speech and Language Therapist works at the school for one day each week. 


If your child has an ailment or a disability which may require specialist care please inform the class teacher as it may be possible to make a referral or request for extra support through the school. In addition the School Health Service offers a service in and through the school to help with the health and well-being of your child. The nurse from the School Health Service visits school regularly, holds parent drop-in sessions and is quite happy to talk with you about any concerns you may have about your child.


Dinnington Community Primary School is an inclusive school and believes that all pupils and their families have the right to equal access, equal opportunity and equal benefit from participation in every area and aspect of school life. We cater for all children regardless


We actively work with parents to meet their children’s needs and we provide many resources to support this work. 


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