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Special Educational Needs and Disability

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Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is also our Co Deputy Head Mrs Sarah Niner (SENCO Accreditation Award, Specific Learning Difficulties Advanced Practitioner Status)


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     School Action and School Action Plus have been replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.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




Your SEND team

Mrs Niner - SENDCo
Ms Robinson - SEND Staff Governor
Mr Salisbury - Foundation Stage SEN TA
Mrs Exton - SEND Admin and Year 1 SEN TA (ELKLAN)
Mrs Cassidy - Year 2 SEND TA
Mrs Ayub - Year 2 SEND TA (AET Level 2)
Mrs Trivedi - Year 3 SEND TA
Miss Abdiaziz - Year 4 SEND TA (AET Level 2)
Mrs Hussain - Year 4 SEND TA
Mrs Davis - LAC support

We are additionally supported by the Leicester City Authority


Leicester City Psychology Service ( Dr Sarah Williams)

Complex Learning and Interaction Support Team (Deborah Perkins)

Austism Teacher (Caroline Jolliffe)

Early Years Support Team (Nicky Black)

Social, Emotional and Mental health team (Helen Donoghue)

Speech and Language support team (Panna Chavda)

Hearing Impairment team (Jane North)

Visual Impairment team (Martine Hudson)

Healthy Schools Practitioner (Ammara Bhayat)

Looked After Child Team (Ivan Bennett)

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*

Other policies related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are:

Accessibility Policy

Medical Needs Policy


These can be found via the link below.


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