Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion Policy

If you can believe it, you can achieve it.

At Kirby Hill CE Primary School, we strive for all children to believe in themselves so that they can achieve their full potential and have high hopes and aspirations for the future.  Mark 9:23   All things are possible for one who believes.

Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities or differences develop well both academically and in all other aspects of their learning and well-being.  We have high expectations of all children, and we do all that we can to help them to be the best that they can be.

All pupils are taught by class teachers who take the lead on their learning and they are supported to gain independence within the class, school and beyond. Our school is small enough to get to know each pupil well but large enough for pupils to benefit from the social experiences that being a member of a thriving learning environment offers.  
Our school building is easily accessible to all and our facilities are on one level with a hygiene room for pupils who may need this.  Pupils with SEND are included in all activities which may be classroom based or out of school, such as visits for all year groups and swimming lessons in the autumn term, currently offered to pupils in years three to six.  

The four broad areas of SEND need are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and
  • sensory and/or physical needs.

At Kirby Hill, we use the 'Waves of Intervention' approach to help us to identify the level of support needed by each child:

  • Initial Concern (observe and monitor)
  • Wave 1 (support through Quality First Teaching)
  • Wave 2 (support through time-limited 1:1/ small group intervention)
  • Wave 3 (personalised plan of support)

Below, are the school's provision maps to show how we support the four broad areas of SEND needs: 

Communication and Interaction Needs - Provision Map (.pdf)

Cognition and Learning Needs - Provision Map (.pdf)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties - Provision Map (.pdf)

Sensory and/or Physical Needs - Provision Map (.pdf)


Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo): Mr Andy Cryer

SEND Governor: Mrs Sally Cowling


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