Great Sampford Primary School

small enough to care, big enough to inspire

Special Educational Needs and Disability

At Great Sampford Primary School we aim to provide the very best care and education for all our children. We strive to promote a supportive, fully inclusive learning environment that meets the individual needs of every learner. We have the highest of expectations for all our staff and children and our aim is ‘Quality First Teaching’ for all. Whilst fully recognising that every child is unique and special we also acknowledge that some children require additional levels of nurture and support that fall outside of the average range of needs. Our aim is to ensure that these children are welcomed into our school community and are afforded the same level of dignity and opportunity to thrive as every other child.

We define a child as having a special educational need or disability (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational  provision to be made for them. Special educational provision is defined as being additional to and otherwise different from the educational  provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by the LA and can include the most able as well as the least able.

We use the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014) as our framework for fulfilling our responsibilities towards all pupils with SEND and ensure that parents are notified of any decision by the school to make SEND provision for their child.

Should you wish to discuss any matter relating to our SEND provision or provide feedback to us on our SEND Information Report (which details the provisions specifically available at Great Sampford) please contact the School Office directly and ask to be referred to one of the following:

SEND Governor - Mrs Jessica Allen

SEND Teacher in Charge - Mrs Murrell

SENDCo - Mr Athanasiou