Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Policy

SEN Leaflet for Parents – 2020

Dorset Local Offer

School Information Report

‘Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they can achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.’ (Department for Education)

Like all children that attend Shaftesbury CE Primary School, we have high aspirations for children identified as having special educational needs or a disability. We ensure that all children are well supported to achieve their full potential. The Inclusion Lead (SENDCo) and SEN Leads work closely with parents or carers, and other professionals to ensure children have the provision they need to progress academically and thrive socially.

Our school prides itself in its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need.  The SEND team works very closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions using resources from within the school and from other support services.

The school and the governing body regularly reviews its provision for children with special needs to ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained. If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child and Special Educational Needs and Disability, please give the school a call and we will be happy to provide information and support.

Inclusion Lead (SENDC0): Mrs Kelly Fletcher

Early Years and KS1 SEND Lead: Miss Anna Boreham

KS2 SEND Lead: Mrs Sarah Ware

Support Services for Dorset Parents:


Dorset SENDIASS are a free, impartial and confidential service who provide information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEN and/or a disability.

Dorset Family Information Directory

This website provides information on available services in Dorset.