The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Special Education Needs and Disabilities



The Spinney is an inclusive school. We recognise that every child is unique so we personalise the learning to meet the needs of the pupils.


We use a range of strategies and approaches to ensure that all pupils succeed and achieve their academic and social potential. Our teaching staff, with support from the SENDCo, will identify needs and provide appropriate support and interventions to support our pupil's learning. This may include deploying our skilled teaching assistants to provide additional support in class, to lead interventions or to provide more specific short burst 1:1 support.


We also have input from the Local Authorities Access to Learning Team, SEND services 0-25 including Specialist Practitioners and Specialist Teachers, and Educational Psychologists.


Our Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager, leading on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) as well as Pupil Premium and supporting pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL) is Miss Mona PaalanenShe works closely with teaching staff and teaching assistants to ensure that we give all children the best opportunities in school. We will always talk to you if you have concerns about your child, and we welcome contact from parents.


We aim to include disabled pupils fully in our school life. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that pupils with a disability are not treated differently, without lawful justification and will make reasonable adjustments that are necessary to do this.


For more information on our inclusion and special needs policy, please see our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy or speak to our SENDCo.


Should you have any questions about our provision, or wish to discuss your child's specific needs, please get in touch with Miss Paalanen via

The Cambridgeshire Local Offer


‘Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.’ (SEND Code of Practise, 2015)

This is a link to the Cambridge local offer which will be changed and developed overtime and in consultation with parents, children and young people:

SEN Identification and Support Flowchart

SEN Identification and Support Flowchart PDF