Mrs Parfitt our SENDco

This area of the website provides parents and children with SEND or parents with concerns about their child with information and advice. We hope that you find this information useful to give you knowledge regarding our SEN provision. We are also happy to speak with you either on the telephone or personally at school.

  Mrs Laura Parfitt

Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator

To contact Mrs Parfitt please email

SEND Policy                Local Offer

 "Absolutely amazing school , staff go above and beyond supporting pupils and families, especially good with SEN." (A Parent in March 2022, parental survey)

The changes in the Children and Families Bill and the introduction of a New SEN Code of Practice, affect the way children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:

1. Children and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.

2. Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHCP guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).

3. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single SEN Support category for children who need extra specialist support. 

 In order for a child to be placed on the special educational needs (SEN) register they must have a learning difficulty or physical disability that creates a barrier to their learning and means that without provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to their peers, they make significantly less progress than is expected.

 Their needs may be in the following areas:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical or Sensory difficulties

Support we can offer for your child at St Paul's.

Information about our school provision can be seen in our School Provision Map


Support from our School Dag, Matilda.                 



Interventions to support key areas such as spelling, reading, maths.


Access to our school ELSAs, (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) Miss Evans, Mrs Matthew and Mrs Coomber.


Lego Therapy Sessions 

 Access to our Sensory Room 

Opportunities to be involved with Forest School with our trained Forest School Leader, Mrs Watts.

Adjustments within the classroom in order to access learning.


Adaptions to individual timetables to ensure readiness for learning.

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