Message from SENDCo

Dear Parents/Carers,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Katie Whitney and I am the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).  I work with children, teachers, parents and external agencies to support children who have additional needs.

I would like us to develop our relationship and work in partnership to support your child’s needs, as they are on the school Special Educational Needs (SEN) database.

Each term there will be an opportunity to come into school, to have a meeting to discuss your child’s progress. You may also be invited into school to discuss feedback, as a result of an observation which has been completed by an external agency.

If you have any concerns regarding SEN, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.  If I am unavailable, due to my teaching commitments, alternatively speak to Ms Moon who is the Inclusion Coordinator.

I am available between 1pm and 4pm on Monday afternoons, if you would like to discuss your concerns with me, regarding SEN.  Please call the office to make an appointment for a 15-minute slot.

Thank you for your support.



The school daily supports SEND children through Universal Quality First Teaching, Targeted interventions and Specialist external support to ensure children identified as SEND are able to access learning and make progress.  Additional to our daily supporting strategies the whole school focus for developing Teaching and Learning strategies for the next two terms is Speech, Language and Communication. 

SLCN is the second highest identified need on the SEN register after MLD, therefore, the whole school SEND focus is developing Speech, Language and Communication in the classroom environment. 

The links below will share with you the school action plan, Teaching and Learning toolkit for a friendly environment and a link to the Speech, Language and Communication Framework the school will use to support professional development.

SLCN whole school approach to developing Teaching and Learning StrategiesCommunication Friendly Environments ChecklistSLCF Framework