Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Castledyke Primary School we value all of our children. We are an inclusive school; we welcome all with disabilities or special educational needs. We believe, every child has the right to equal access to participate in the school community and to an education which will enable them to access the curriculum and achieve their full potential. 

Meet the team:

SEND Co-ordinator (SENCo)/Specialist Teacher for SEND - Mrs N Roberts

Speech and Language TA - Mrs Z Hickling

The Pastoral Team

Safeguarding and Behaviour Lead - Mrs M Potterton 

Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Mrs J Peck, Mrs C Young or Mrs M Cook 

Pastoral Manager - Mrs M Cook 

Pastoral Officer/Attendance Officer - Mrs H Bartlett

What is Special Educational Need (SEN)

The SEND Code of Practice defines special education needs as:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or 
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

Difficulties maybe short term or long term, children may need extra or different help from that given to others. At Castledyke, many steps are taken to support them throughout their time at the school. Quality first teaching and well planned differentiation are essential to achieve this. 

Some examples of the support we provide are:

  • Dyslexia screening
  • Phonics 1:1
  • In-house counsellor
  • Sensory breaks
  • Lego therapy
  • Speech and language 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Small group work
  • Bespoke support according to the needs of the child

What specialist services and expertise are accessed by the school?

At times it maybe necessary to consult with outside agencies/professionals for specialist support. These include:

How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

The school's aim, is for children to participate and have access to all activities (relevant for their year group) whilst at Castledyke Primary School, whether they be in school or out. We will seek advice from parents when planning activities and trips to ensure their child's needs are met.  

How accessible is the school environment? 

The school site is on one level ensuring accessibility for all. There is a ramp at the main office entrance and all classroom doors lead straight onto the playground. There are disabled parking bays in the school car park which are clearly marked. 

SEND Documents 

For more information please have a look at the documents below: 

SEND Information Report 

SEND Policy 

Graduated Approach

Medical Conditions Policy

DfE SEND Code of Practice 

DfE SEND Guide for Parents and Carers 

DfE SEND Guide for Parents and Carers (easy-read version)

DfE SEND Guide for Children and Young People (easy-read version)

Local SEND Services 

Below are some links to other useful SEND websites:

Agency/Service Website 
The SEND Local Offer  North Lincolnshire Council Local Offer Website 
Barton Children's Centre  Barton Children's Centre Website 
Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)  SENDIASS Website 
Parent Involvement Partnership  PIP Forum Website 
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