The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Additional Educational Help


We use a range of strategies and approaches to ensure that all our pupils succeed and achieve their academic and social potential. This includes programmes for Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts as well as a team of highly skilled teaching assistants who provide additional support in the class, lead interventions and may be assigned to pupils who specifically need additional in-class support. 


We also have input from the Local Authorities Access to Learning Team and access to the Educational Psychologist.


Our 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 Mrs Dawn Howe.  She 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 we have concerns about your child, and are happy to talk with you if you have concerns. Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that all pupils access the curriculum.


We aim to prevent disabled pupils in our school being placed at a substantial disadvantage. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with a disability are not treated differently without lawful justification. We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and we will know we have succeeded when disabled pupils are participating fully in school life.


A copy of the school's accessibility plan can be found below.


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


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


Gifted and Talented

Where pupils are identified as being gifted or more able, personalised education will be provided for them. Please speak to Miss Wilman about our Gifted and Talented policy.