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Special Educational Needs & Disability

At The Griffin Primary School, we believe that every child is unique and special, so we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children. For academically more able children this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, the academy follows the Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support. The key principles of the code of practice are:

  • The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making
  • The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to support
  • Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support
  •  Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support
  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEND

Our SENCO is Mrs Claudie Paterson. She works part time and so, if you need to contact her, please send an email via the school office ( for the attention of the SENCO and they will forward it to her. 

Local Authorities are required to publish information on all of the provision that they expect to be available across available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  This information is available on the local authority websites here:

Warwickshire’s SEND local offer:

Our SEND offer and SEND policy are available on our policies page.