Somerdale ET Primary 
Learn Together to Live Together
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Inclusion and SEND

Information about the ETAT approach to inclusion and children with SEND needs.

Inclusion and SEND  

At Somerdale Educate Together Primary Academy we are committed to providing high quality education to every child.  We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEN/D) are  entitled to an accessible, broad and balanced academic and social curriculum where they are included in all aspects of school life.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) is currently Jo Barr. If you would like to talk to Jo, please talk to the classteacher or Amy at the main office to book an appointment.

As part of Educate Together's core principles we ensure that all children are valued and treated with respect.

  • all children have the best possible education which meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children

  • all children are fully included in all aspects of the school

  • all children have the support and provision necessary to enable them to achieve

We aim to identify children’s learning,  social and emotional difficulties at an early stage and we endeavour to work with you to help support each child.

For some children, with more complex needs or identified needs an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may have already been issued or a child may be undergoing an EHCP Needs Assessment before they start school; we recognise that children can experience difficulties with learning, behaviour or social skills at any time in their school life and we aim to work together to support his/her needs. Once a child is identified as having difficulties in accessing learning or in experiencing barriers due to their social, emotional or mental health needs the school will support them through a variety of strategies. The child may then be recognised as receiving SEN Support and may be placed on our Special Educational Needs register.

We believe strongly that by working in close partnership with parents, carers and outside agencies of the school we can give our children high quality care, support, education and opportunities to enable them to succeed in life beyond Somerdale Educate Together.  

The Information Report below will support you in understanding how we at Somerdale can support your child’s additional needs. Please also refer to our ‘Graduated Response’, ‘Glossary of Terms’ and ‘Child’s Information Report’ for further information : Please note these documents are currently under review.