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SEND / Inclusion

Special Educational Needs Provision

Sheriff Hutton Primary School is an inclusive school, committed to meeting the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of all children.

We aim to provide the necessary care, support and guidance to ensure all children achieve success, develop confidence, maintain high self-esteem and are able to make positive contributions to the school and wider community.

We endeavour to respond sensitively, quickly and appropriately to any child who may need special educational provision and all children are valued equally. The school aims to cater for all children within the classroom, including those who may require additional support.

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

For children aged two or more, special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, mainstream post-16 institutions or by relevant early years providers.

We value the importance of good communication between parents/carers, school and outside agencies therefore parents/carers are consulted at all times through informal discussions with the class teacher, and more formal regular review meetings.

SEND and Disability Policy 2024

Special Educational Needs Information Report


Our SEND leader is Mrs Julie Bartlett .

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Our SEND Governor is Mrs Sally Bellwood

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Please read the Local Authority and School Offer for pupils with SEND which outlines SEN provision at Sheriff Hutton Primary School.  This information helps to explain how we meet the needs of all children in our school.

Link to Local Authority Offer

Further information about the Special educational needs and disability code of practice (2014) can be found on the DFE website or click on the following link: SEN Code of Practice (2014)

How we adapt our curriculum to suit the needs of our children.

We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND to ensure we have high expectations for all children and help them to reach their full potential:

Sheriff Hutton Primary School has a range of approaches to supporting children with SEND, with all teachers taking responsibility for the learning and progress of children in their class. All children benefit from quality first teaching in the classroom, which caters for their individual needs and supports all children to make good progress. Work is adapted, differentiated and personalised for individuals. Where children need additional support they will in the first instance be identified as a vulnerable learner to address their needs using the Graduated Response, ‘assess, plan, do, review’ cycle.

Sometimes this is enough to ensure a child quickly gets back on track but sometimes a Individual Personalised Provision Map (IPPM) will be needed with individual targets and strategies to work towards achieving them. This will be put in place in discussion with parents/carers and where appropriate the child. This would mean additional work with a child on a small group or 1:1 basis to carry out specific interventions to support a child to meet their individual targets.

The SEND leader works alongside class teachers and support staff to oversee SEN provision and monitor the progress of any child requiring additional support. Where appropriate other agencies will be asked to work alongside the school to assess a child and plan for their needs. At all stages parents/carers will be involved in the process.

To ensure all children are able to access the curriculum at an appropriate level and fulfill their potential we take some of the following actions:

  • Make adaptations to ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and school activities.
  • Support pupils to achieve their full potential despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • Ensure that staff are aware of pupil’s individual needs and teach in a way that is appropriate for them.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers, pupils and external agencies to cater for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Make provision for children with SEN to fully develop their abilities, interests and talents.
  • Identify special educational needs at the earliest opportunity to ensure early intervention and support.
  • Ensure all children with SEN are fully included in all aspects of school life.
  • Regularly review policy and practice in order to achieve the best outcomes for all our pupil.

How we support children with additional needs – this is an overview for each subject of the curriculum.

More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan 2022-2025 which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.