SEND and I - Information for Parents

Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion (SEND&I)

Welcome to our SEND page. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which Stithians C. P. School is able to support SEND pupils to reach their full potential.


Our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator is: Mrs. Jan Bailey

Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is: Mr. Kevin Holcombe


Every pupil at Stithians C.P.School has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects.


We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. We do this through a variety of different provisions which may include in school interventions, short-term specific interventions, home-school interventions and other learning interventions developed on an individual needs basis.

Click link below for our School Offer document: Everything we offer children with Special Needs or a Disability in one accessible document:


What does Special Educational Needs mean  for my child?


It means that the school will adapt the curriculum and give appropriate support in order that  your child achieves their full potential.

For a child to have Special educational Needs one or more of the following will be present;

  • The child finds it significantly more difficult to learn than most children of the same age.
  • The child has a recognized disability e.g. autism, sight impairment, dyslexia, ADHD.
  • The child is significantly behind his/her expected attainment especially in language and literacy.
  • The child struggles to fulfil the school’s expectations of behaviour and performance on a daily basis.


How do the staff identify children with Special Educational Needs?

Children with special needs  are identified in a number of ways:

  • Information is passed on by parent, pre school setting, previous school, health visitor, doctor or other agency.
  • Teacher assessment throughout schooling.
  • Standardised attainment scores.
  • Observation of behaviour and learning skills.

It is the responsibility of our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator  (SENCO), Mrs Jan Bailey, to ensure that our assessments, observations and concerns are shared with  parents and that suitable support (additional to and different from that normally available) is put into place to help a child overcome difficulties and learn more successfully. This support will be recorded by the class teacher in the form of an Individual Education Plan (IEP).


If my child has Special Educational  Needs how will the school keep me informed of their progress?

Individual Education plans will be shared and reviewed with parents each term. In addition, of course, teaching staff are  always happy to talk about children with their parents, please just ask for an  appointment.


What if my child needs expert help?

All the teaching staff are regularly trained to be able to identify and support children with Special needs. The SENCO has experience in recognising and diagnosing some learning difficulties for example screening for

Dyslexia and in planning support. Further expertise is available to the school from Local Authority Advisory Teachers and the Educational Psychologist.

Their role is to assess a childs learning ability and the obstacles to learning and to advise teachers and parents on strategies to improve progress.


What can I do if I have concerns about my child’s progress?

It is important for the school to be made aware of any concerns or special information about your child.

Your first point of contact is normally  the class teacher who will pass on information to the SENCO where appropriate.

However you may feel that you would like to contact the SENCO first. Please just contact the secretary to arrange an appointment with Jan Bailey.

If the matter requires further resolution the Headteacher will liaise with staff and parents.


Useful Contacts

The British Dyslexia Association:

National Autistic Society:



Partially Sighted:

Hearing Difficulties:


General Information:


Click to download this information in leaflet form:  SEN Leaflet.pdf

View Accessibility Plan 2016