At the Avonwood Primary School we believe that all children are individuals and have the right to access the school and curriculum in order to achieve their full potential. We aim to include all, to facilitate the learning through inclusive classrooms and differentiated approaches to suit the needs of all pupils. To help develop happy, healthy, well rounded pupils, eager to learn and take on the world. We follow the SEND code of practice (2014) and adopt the graduated approach to support pupils with SEND.




Our aims are to:

  • Enable all children to access a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which includes the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.
  • Enable all children to reach their full potential through provision which is suitably differentiated.
  • Provide trained and supportive staff to meet the diversity of needs within the school.
  • Work in partnership with parents and outside agencies in identifying, planning for, supporting and reviewing their children’s needs.


Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.

Our school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO, Lucy Sloane contactable at who is responsible for the management of provision and support for identified pupils with SEND. Our SENCO works collaboratively with the team at Avonwood, including our speech and language therapist (Jill Thornton), ELSA and Nurture Lead (Miss Forrsell), Teaching Assistants and Teachers to ensure appropriate, high quality additional provision is in place. She also liaises with outside agencies and medical professionals such as paediatricians, GPs, Speech therapist, occupational therapist and outreach specialist schools.

All teachers are teachers of SEND and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs.


Click the link below to view our SEND Information Report.

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