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The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service
(SEND IASS) provides impartial, confidential and free information, advice and support for parents/carers, children and young people around issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)…

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Contact the IASS on 01642 527158 or email

Section 19 of the Children and Families Act sets out the key principles which all local authorities must have regard to when exercising their functions under the Act. There are also specific duties to provide information, advice and support in relation to the following parts of the new Act…

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Special Educational Needs

At St John’s, we aim to ensure that all children, whatever their educational needs, have access to the EYFS and National Curriculum at the appropriate level through as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible.

Mrs Vicki Dixon is the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) and she works closely with school staff and outside agencies to support and assess children as a need arises. All of our staff in school are there to support any children who have Special Educational Needs.

When we recognise that a child has Special Educational Needs, they are placed on the SEND Support register. Discussions between the SENDCo and school staff ensure that appropriate targets are considered and special help is put in place for the child using the schools wide range of resources.  If children continue to experience difficulties or still do not make appropriate progress, then additional support is requested from outside agencies. At times we need to request additional support from many different agencies eg: Speech and Language, Educational Psychologist, CAMHS. At all times you will be fully included in the process and can discuss your concerns with Mrs Dixon. For more detailed information on what we can offer children with SEND, please see the School’s SEND Offer on our website.

Equal Opportunities

We will treat all children equally, irrespective of ethnic difference, gender, disability or social disadvantage to enable them to access a broad and balanced education. Our expectations will not be influenced by any of these factors. We recognise and value different cultures and religious traditions amongst our children.

Provision for the Disabled

St John’s is a highly inclusive school and wherever possible we will adapt our building or curriculum to enable equal access to children or staff with a disability. There is wheel chair access throughout school, including a lift where needed. We also have a toilet adapted for wheelchairs.