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Special Educational Needs

Our Charter

SENCo- Lucie Pascall

At St Margaret’s Infant School we are committed to inclusion and all stakeholders have a shared vision and responsibility.

We endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion for all pupils whilst meeting their individual needs.  We aim to create a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities for learners who may experience difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied needs.  We assess, plan, do and review the needs of all children throughout the year.

We believe that every child has a right to ‘be the best they can be’.  We develop "quality first" teaching, together with highly individualised learning for some children and this means every child is able to access learning, whatever level they might be. Class teachers are fully aware of their responsibility and accountability for all the learners in their class.

The needs of the child, as identified by teacher or parent, are closely monitored so that appropriate actions are taken. The class teacher is the first point of contact for discussion about your child’s needs however the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs Pascall, may also become involved.

The school follows the Guidelines in the SEN Code of Practice in regards to school based intervention. Some children may need an Individual Education Plan to help them meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Support from external agencies may include speech and language therapists or technicians, educational psychologists, play therapists  and occupational therapists, In some circumstances, the child’s needs may be met through an EHCP.

Useful Links

You may find some of the following information useful:

A Guide to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities for parents and carers, summing up the new Code of Practice:


Infant Language Link offer a variety of advice, handouts and resources for parents/ carers to use with their children at home:


"My Autism and Me video"


Talking to your child about autism


Hints and tips for children with ADHD


Ten things parents should know about Dyslexia.



Medway council provides a Local Offer. This provides help and support to children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Please Click the link below for more information. 


Please click below for useful SEN related documents:

Special Educational needs and disability code of pratice 0-25 years Statutory guidance

Statutory guidance identifies four broad areas of need when identifying pupils with SEND. The attached document provides an overview of the range of needs. The purpose of identification is to work out what action the school needs to take, not to fit a pupil into a category. In practice, individual children or young people often have needs that cut across all these areas and their needs may change over time. For instance speech, language and communication needs can also be a feature of a number of other areas of SEN, and children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may have needs across all areas, including particular sensory requirements. (DFE 2014: 86)

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