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St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School

St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School

Special Educational Needs

At St. Edmund's we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every single member of our community is valued and respected. Our broad, balanced and creative curriculum provides opportunities for everyone to succeed and achieve.

Our guiding principle is one of inclusion. It is our aim to identify and break down possible barriers to learning.

It is the responsibility of every teacher to meet the needs of all children in their class, through classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching styles and differentiation. However, if the pupil does not make adequate progress even after their identified area of need is targeted, then that pupil may be identified as having special educational needs.

The provision for pupils with special educational needs is the concern of the whole school and part of the continuous cycle of assessment and review.


All staff members seek to identify the needs of pupils with SEND as early as possible.

The progress of all pupils is monitored on a regular basis and this aids the identification of pupils with SEND. Continuous monitoring helps to ensure that all children reach their potential.

The school will make appropriate provision to ensure that all pupils with SEN have full access to the National Curriculum. This provision will be regularly monitored during SEN meetings between the school SEND co-ordinator and class teachers.

The school will work with parents to gain a better understanding of their child and involve them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in understanding SEND procedures.

The school will work with outside agencies when the pupil’s needs cannot be met by the school alone. Some of these services include Specialist Teaching Service, Educational Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Early Help.

The school will create an environment where pupils contribute to their own learning. This means encouraging relationships with adults in school so that pupils feel safe to voice their opinions.

Reception & Key Stage 1 SENCO

Key Stage 2 SENCO

                                                    Speech and Language 

How does St Edmund's CofE Primary School identify and support pupils with speech and language difficulties?

All pupils are screened using an assessment programme called Speech and Language Link. Pupils who require additional support will start on the Speech and Language Pathway (please see the pathway attached below).

Kent Community Health has a website called The Pod. Please follow the link to find  advice, support and videos on how you can support your child at home.