Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our inclusive and happy school is a popular choice amongst local parents. The school offers a bright and stimulating learning environment, both inside and out, where all children thrive whatever their ability. Through our inclusive approach, our children are treated consistently with kindness, respect and fairness. We are committed to creatively providing opportunities that inspire and encourage our children, appreciating all their unique needs. We are equally committed to providing a safe school for all our children, providing the resources and environment for all children to flourish, to succeed and to reach their full potential.

The Governing body will exercise their duty and have regard to the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Equality Act 2010. This will include ensuring that information pertinent to the SEND policy are published.

Who to contact

Responsibility for co-ordinating the day-to-day SEND provision for children at our school is held by the SENDCo, Mrs D Trimmer – who holds the ‘National Award for Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO); working closely with senior leaders, governors, staff, parents and external agencies. Mrs Trimmer can be contacted through the school office: office@southill.dorset.sch.uk

Mrs Trimmer’s roles include:

  • Maintaining the school’s SEN register.
  • Ensuring that appropriate support plans are in place.
  • Ensuring liaison with parents and other professionals.
  • Advising and supporting other practitioners in the setting.
  • Ensuring relevant information about individual children with SEND is collected and recorded.
  • Organising reviews of SENSS/EHC Plans.

Information Report

At Southill Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning. Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. We have prepared a report describing how we help children with SEN at Southill in more detail.

SEND Policy and Information 2022