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Highfields Primary School

Special Educational Needs


"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities(SEND)receive highly effective support for their learning and development. Leaders collaborate closely with parents, and with external agencies to ensure pupils receive the additional help they need. All pupils with SEND work diligently  in the classroom with the support of well-trained support staff. Teachers adapt the curriculum well in all subjects." (Ofsted November 2022)


Our purpose is to promote independent and confident children with enquiring minds and the skills to maximise their full learning potential.


Highfields School endeavours to provide a caring and secure environment for the education and development of children. We believe that all children have the right to access a broad and balanced curriculum, relevant and differentiated, which demonstrates progression and coherence. Children with special educational needs require an enhanced level of resourcing and differentiation to meet their needs and the school considers that learning support for these children is their entitlement. We want all children to reach and fulfil their potential.


SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and/or Disability. A child or young person has SEN if “they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of the facilities.” (SEND Code of Practice – June 2014)


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) liaises with families and teachers to co-ordinate high quality provision to meet the needs of children and young people on the SEND register. The school has several intervention programmes which aim to support children with SEN towards good progress. We also work closely with other specialist professionals who recommend resources and strategies to support a range of different needs. Children with SEND have a personalised ‘My Plan’ which details this provision and intervention, and is reviewed regularly.

SEND Policies and Information

Highfields Accessibility Plan

Other sources of information