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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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Special Educational Needs or Disability

Special Educational Needs and provision can be considered as falling under four broad areas:

(2014 Code of Practice)

  1. Communication and interaction
  2. Cognition and learning
  3. Social, mental and emotional health
  4. Sensory and/or physical

Children are assessed regularly to ensure that they are making the expected progress. Some children can be identified as ‘not making progress' and will therefore receive some extra help and support. The class teacher is usually the first person to notice that the child needs extra help. If this is the case then they will ask for a meeting with the SENCO to discuss strategies. If these strategies are not working and the child is becoming significantly behind their peers in any area then a discussion with parents/carers about the possibility of putting the child on the SEN register will take place.

Once a discussion has taken place, a final decision will be made by parents/carers, the class teacher and the SENCO regarding the next appropriate steps.

If you have any concerns regarding your child then please raise your concerns with the class teacher and/or the SENCO.

Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

At Heymann, we aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

  • The staff and governors support a whole school approach to Special Educational Needs. We work together as a team, collaborating and co-coordinating all that we do for the benefit of all children.
  • We believe in fully including all children.
  • We recognise that all children may have special educational needs at some point in their education. We aim to provide teaching methods, resources and learning opportunities that are adapted to meet the needs of all children.
  • We aim to work closely with parents/carers, keeping them informed about their child’s learning and encouraging a partnership between home and school
  • Wherever possible, we aim to share learning objectives with all children, including those with special educational needs, to involve them in evaluating their progress and setting new targets.

Our SENCO team is Sophie Goswami (KS2) and Cora Whitney (KS1). They can be contacted on 0115 9145035, at or at Heymann Primary School, Swithland Drive, West Bridgford, NG2 7UN

Additional documents on our SEND provision:


Our Local Offer


See Document and Policies page for more information