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Special Educational Needs

What if my child has special needs in learning?

The School’s Special Needs Policy helps us to identify pupils needs as early as possible and provide an appropriate programme. If you think your child has special needs the first point of contact is your child’s class teacher and/or our Inclusion Co-ordinator, Anna Seidler.

Nearly all children have times when they find new learning difficult and in most cases these problems can be overcome quickly. If a problem persists, however, and either you or we feel that your child is still not making progress we can refer him/her to the Educational Psychologist or other support agencies. Pupils with Special Needs are, whenever possible, catered for within the mainstream with group and individual help for pupils as appropriate.

What is Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)?

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community that

  • Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
  • Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
  • Widens choice for children and parents/carers
  • Removes barriers to learning
  • Uses resources more effectively