Special Educational needs and disabilities

Turnditch Church of England Primary School is a fully inclusive school, where all classes are of mixed ability and teachers provide work that is suitably differentiated to match the ability of each group or individual child. This is achieved though the effective deployment of a wide range of staff, resources and materials.

If your child has Special Educational Needs (SEN) or additional needs, the school follows the Code of Practice to ensure that inclusion is achieved and progress is made. Parents will be made aware if their child is placed on the ‘Special Educational Needs Provision Map’ and will have the opportunity for an informal meeting with the class teacher and/or the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), to discuss the type of provision that can be put in place.

Depending on the level of support your child receives, they may have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which sets achievable SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) targets to achieve progress and development. Children play a central role in evaluating their own progress and helping to determine future targets. The IEPs are reviewed three times a year and parents can attend these meetings.

Some children require the support of specialist agencies such as Behaviour Support, Speech and Language Therapists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists etc. If this is the case for your child, parents will be kept fully informed of any actions taken or planned. We at Turnditch Church of England School pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining close communication and links between families, school and outside agencies making sure that your child remains the central focus of all our efforts.

The member of staff responsible for Special Educational Needs provision in school and support for staff and parents is:

Mrs Fisher Contact: 01773 550304 or enquiries@turnditch.derbyshire.sch.uk FAO Mrs Fisher/SENCo

The member of staff with overall responsibility for Safeguarding is: the Headteacher
Contact: 01773 550304 or enquiries@turnditch.derbyshire.sch.uk FAO the Headteacher


Our SEND Policy can be found here:    SEND Policy 2019 

Our SEND Offer:    Special Needs Offer 2019 -20

Our SEND Current Review:    Current Review 2017-18

Diocese SEND Review Inspection:    Diocese SEND Review May 2017

Special Educational Needs: Information report 2019 – 2020