Special Educational Needs & Disability

At Downs Way we strive to ensure every child feels successful every day. We help them to acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding both of the curriculum and the wider world that they will need to go on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

For a variety of reasons, children may experience difficulties which create barriers to their learning. If you have any concerns about your child, please talk to their class teacher and we will of course do the same if we have concerns.

Although we can't promise to have the answer to everything we think you will be surprised at the wide range of additional support we can offer, which is led by our SENDCo, Miss K Wylie. 

We meet the needs of all pupils with SEND, ensuring that they can access all aspects of the curriculum and school life. They are happy, motivated and well supported by all staff.

We follow the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) code of practice when identifying needs, utilising the assess, plan, do, review cycle to ensure all needs are met effectively and that appropriate support is sought from outside agencies where necessary. Parents are involved at every stage, as this is so important.

Our provision map outlines the range of ways we support every child to learn and reach their potential, this is Wave 1 support. For some children support at Wave 1 does not unblock their progress and we might need to move into Wave 2 and 3 which as you can see involves increasing the level and range of support for children.

Please feel free to contact our SENDCo, Miss K Wylie, with any queries at


The school's SEND Information Report and the School's SEND Fourteen Questions explain how our school provides for children with additional needs and the ways in which parents and children can be supported.

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