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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Dove Bank Primary School, all children are valued equally. We aim to respond sensitively, quickly and appropriately to any pupils who may need special educational provision, and the school aims to provide quality education for all children within the classroom, including those who may require additional support.

The SEND Code of Practice recognises the special needs of children and young people from 0 – 25 years. Children are deemed to have special educational needs if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of their age


  • have a disability which either prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities which are generally provided in schools for children of their age.

Support may take the form of individual or group support and may be provided from within school or from outside agencies. Time is often allocated on the recommendations of the school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (Charlotte Hewitt), the class teachers and the Headteacher (Sally Dakin). 

We value the importance of good communication between children, parents/carers and school and as such, parents/carers are consulted at all times through informal discussions with the class teacher through our open-door policy and more formal regular review meetings every term.

The SEND information report, found below, will be able to answer any further questions you may have about how we support pupils in school. Alternatively, feel free to email Mrs Hewitt

The Staffordshire local offer is a resource that parents and young people can use find out a little more about the systems and processes within Staffordshire.