Special Needs

We work hard at being an inclusive school which fully integrates children with Special Educational Needs into the school community and helps them reach their full potential. Pupils with special needs have access to every part of the curriculum and extra support from a Teaching Assistant is arranged when necessary. It may mean children work in small groups with others from their with others from their year group or have more specialised help from visiting professionals, such as speech therapists or educational psychologists. 

You should discuss with the class teacher any concerns you have about your child's learning and we will discuss any concerns we have with you. The Code of Practice for Special Needs sets out a progression of identifying special targets. The class teacher reviews progress and sets new targets for those with special needs each term. Parents are involved at every stage, as their support is so important.   

We are required to have an Accessibility Plan and an anti-discrimination policy to enable a disabled child and their family to become fully integrated into our school community. A copy of this plan and policy can be found at the bottom of this web-page. (Printed copies are available from the school office on request). The Accessibility Plan shows the modifications we have made to allow access to the building and access to the curriculum for any child with a disability who may choose to attend our school.

Accessibility Plan

Anti-Discrimination Policy 

Inclusion Policy 

SEND Policy 2015

SEN Information Form

Please click the link to see the Downs Way School  SEND14 local offer 

Provision Mapping