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Special Educational and Disability Needs

At Little Stanion Primary School we support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by:

  • effectively identifying and assessing needs of all children
  • setting targets to accelerate progress or effectively support a child with their needs
  • monitoring and reviewing learning and progress
  • liaising with parents and carers
  • listening and respecting the views of the child
  • working in partnership with a range of specialists (where necessary), for example: education psychology and speech and language.
  • working in partnership with Portage (SEN support for Early Years) within Nursery and also when children transition from Nursery to Reception.  

At Little Stanion Primary School we are able to cater for children with a range of special needs and disabilities:

  • Communication and Interaction - for example Autism Spectrum Conditions, Speech and Language difficulties
  • Cognition and Learning for example - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Moderate learning difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Difficulties for example - ADHD, Attachment disorder, Mental illness or depression
  • Sensory and/or physical needs for example - Vision/hearing impairment, Motor skill difficulties
  • Looked after children with SEN.

Identification of pupils with SEND

Identification will come from a range of sources:

  • Class teacher - through their regular monitoring of pupil progress
  • Senior Leadership team - through discussion held with class teacher in pupils progress meetings
  • Parent/carers
  • Previous setting
  • Liaison with outside professional/agency


Universal provision:

  • Quality first class teaching
  • Learning assistant support
  • Differentiated curriculum/extension activities
  • Adaptions such as visual timetables/workstations
  • School nurse support

SEN provision

  • School based support plan
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Autism Outreach
  • Education Psychology service
  • Visual impairment service
  • Hearing impairment service
  • Occupational Therapy support

Progress and Assessment

  • Progress will be measured against the national curriculum age related expectations.  Where children have complex needs the use of p scales will be used to assess progress from KS1.
  • External professional may be involved in more extended, detailed assessments to support the support and next steps for an individual child.

Staff Development

The staff involved in the support of pupils with SEND are:

  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • Head Teacher
  • Class Teacher
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Lunchtime supervisors (in some cases)

Staff have experience in:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Attachment
  • Speech, Language and Communication needs
  • Emotional and behavioural needs
  • Hearing Impairment

Staff are provided with targeted training opportunities to ensure that they are able to support the needs of pupils.

Involving Parents and Carers

Parents who have a concern about their child or who would like to discuss their child's SEND provision should contact the class teacher or the SENDCo in the first instance.  Parents will be invited to termly meetings with their class teacher and SENDCo if appropriate to review their child's progress.  Parents receive an annual written report.

Depending on the age and ability of the child we will involve children, where possible, in the review and setting of targets and provision.


The school will liaise with transfer schools, preschool, nurseries and other outside agencies.  A transition plan will be implemented where deemed necessary to support a child moving to or from the school. Where necessary the SENCo and the class teacher will support with the transition of Statemented children across to EHC plans. 

Monitoring and Review

The SENDCo and Head teacher are responsible for the monitoring of the policy into practise as well as analysing data and progress of SEN pupils.

The Inclusion Link Governor, incorporating SEND, is: Mr Paul Fazackerley

Activities outside of school

Activities and school trips are available to all.  Risk assessments are carried out and all reasonable adjustments are made to allow children to participate as fully as possible.  Where this is the case parents will be fully involved in the process.

Mrs Rachael Stolz is the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Stolz (below) can be contacted by email: senco@ltstanion-pri.northants-ecl.gov.uk or via the school office on 01536 215204.    


The Local Offer in Northamptonshire


All local authorities are required to publish information about services available for children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Local Offer:

  • provides information for families with children who have a special educational need or disability
  • improves choice and transparency for these families
  • helps professionals to understand the range of services and provision available locally
  • improves joint commissioning arrangements for services by setting out in a single place what is available locally

Please click on the link below for further information: 


Should you have any concerns with regards to your child and the SEN support that they receive please contact Mrs Stolz (SENDCo) or Mrs Tate (Headteacher). Alternatively, you can refer to the school Complaints Policy.

COVID-19 updates related to SEND:

Follow the links below for local and national guidance relating to pupils with SEND. Please note there is an COVID-19 addendum to the school SEND Information Report at the bottom of the page.

SEND Local Offer - Coronavirus Resources

EHC Assessment and Plans: Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to Covid-19 

Supporting children with SEND as schools prepare for wider opening. 

Changes in law to EHC Assessments and Plans COVID-19 

SEND risk assessment guidance 



Reviewed: September 2020

Review due: September 2021, infomation will be updated as changes occur.

  1. Inclusion Policy 2019
  2. Little Stanion Primary School Accessibility Plan Sept 2019
  3. SEN Information Report 2020