Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Miss Jacqueline Jarvie.

Ash Green Primary provides a fully inclusive mainstream primary provision. We strive to ensure all our pupils achieve their potential academically, personally, socially and emotionally in all areas of the curriculum, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical or educational needs.


SEND Provision

Ash Green Primary is a mainstream school. All children are expected to make progress related to their age and ability. Pupils are identified as having SEND when they do not make the expected progress and ‘closing the gap’ strategies, through targeted support have proved ineffective. Some SEND pupils have physical needs which affects or inhibits their learning (vision or hearing difficulties). Some children have difficulties with speaking, listening and understanding and in severe cases global delay. Some pupils have specific learning difficulties (autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia) and some children have general learning difficulties.


Identification and Assessment of Pupils with SEN

Class teachers monitor all pupils and will identify children having difficulties in the classroom. These children will be brought to the attention of the SENCO- Miss J Jarvie

The class teacher will provide targeted work for the pupil to try to “close the learning gaps”. Other SEND programmes may be used to support children as additional strategies and interventions

If the children do not make progress the SENCO, Class Teacher and Parents/Carers will meet to discuss the next steps of provision. The SENCO might suggest other programmes. Temporary additional support or ask for advice or assessments from an external specialist service.

Our SEND policy and SEND Information Report below gives additional information to show how we support children with additional needs, to ensure that we are all ‘achieving the best, together’.


Further information

Stoke-on-Trent SEN and Disabilities Local Offer

Useful Websites for Parents of SEND Children

SEN Information Report 2019-20

SEND Glossary of Terms

SEND Policy 2019-20

School Accessibility Plan 2018-19