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The Nature of Special Educational Needs:


At Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School we consider that a child has Special Educational Needs if she/he requires special educational provision to be made for her/him either within or outside the school.


A child has Special Educational Needs if she/he:


Has significantly greater difficulties in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Has a disability which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities provided, for children of the same age, in schools within the area of the Local Education Authority (see list of disabilities in the appendix)
Is under five and falls within either of the categories above, or would do if special educational provision was not made for the child.



For more information about Penn Wood's approach to SEND, please see our SEND Policy below.

Our SENDCo's contact details are:


Mrs Jennifer Edwards.  She can be contacted on 01753 521811.



A child must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or medium of communication of the home is different from the language in which he or she is or will be taught.

As a school, we take measures to ensure that children with SEN are treated fairly and in line with all other pupils, as referenced in the following:

Please see our Admissions Policy for information on our admission of children with SEN.

Dealing with complaints


Parents/carers who are dissatisfied with the SEND procedures at Penn Wood should first see the class teacher, and then, if necessary the SENDCo or a member of the inclusion team. Difficulties can usually be settled informally at an early stage. However, in extremely rare circumstances it may be necessary to follow the procedure below.


1. Informal Level from the class teacher then the Headteacher


2. Formal level to the governing body


3. Formal Level to the Local Authority (LA)


The name of the Chair of Governors or the Director of Children's Services will be given to formal complainants, along with copies of any relevant documents explaining the complaints procedures.



Penn Wood has invested in a sensory room, to support children with sensory needs and those children with SEMH needs:

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