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Medway Community

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Special Educational Needs and Disability

Local Offer for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

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Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is also our Co Deputy Head Mrs Sarah Niner (SENCO Accreditation Award, SpLD - Advanced Practitioner Status, Dyslexia - Assessment Practising Certificate, AMBDA, Senior Mental Health Lead)


At Medway, we will help your child achieve the very best they can at school. You know your child best and may feel they need some additional support. A child is considered to have Special Educational Needs if they have learning difficulties that make it significantly harder for them to learn compared to most children of the same age. These difficulties may come in different forms and could be emotional, sensory, physical or communication based. Medical needs which may slow a child's progress are also considered to be special educational needs.


This information will inform you of the types of support available for your child at Medway and how this can be accessed.


The changes in the Chidren and Families Bill affect the way children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are supported in school. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupil at the centre of planning.


1.     Young people and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.

2.     Education, health and care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014.

3.     School Action and School Action Plus have been replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.


Not all children with special educational needs are lower attaining. However, they face additional barriers to learning which we can support them in overcoming.




Special Education Needs Provision at Medway. Please click to see all the great provision we can offer children here!

Your SEND team

We are additionally supported by the Leicester City Authority


Leicester City Psychology Service ( Dr Haley Fong)

Complex Learning and Interaction Support Team (Kate Keaveny)

Austism Teacher (Oliver Walker)

Early Years Support Team (Nicky Black)

Social, Emotional and Mental health team (Lisa Hamlington)

Speech and Language support team

Hearing Impairment team 

Visual Impairment team 

Healthy Schools Practitioner 

Looked After Child Team 

Information for parents and or carers


SENDIASS Leicester offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.



Telephone: 0116 257 5027


Special Education Services

Telephone: 0116 454 2050

If you are concerned about your child’s learning or progress please speak to their class teacher or Mrs Niner who is in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to discuss any issues.

Special Needs Contact Form

Please complete this form if you have any queries around Special Needs and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. *Please ensure you do not add any personal information to the message section of the contact form*

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