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SEND

At Netherton C of E Primary we provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment and are committed to the development of an inclusive school with high aspirations for all our pupils so that they can achieve their full potential in life.

Mrs Ryall-White is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). She works Tuesday- Friday and is responsible for the day to day operation of SEND policy and the co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHCP plans.

Our SEND Governor is Miss Hickman-Smith.

If you have any concerns about your child’s learning needs please make an appointment via the school office with your child’s class teacher or the SENCO, Mrs Ryall-White who will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

Telephone: 01384 816895 Email: info@netherton.dudley.sch.uk 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does SEND mean?

SEND is the abbreviation used for ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’.

Children are all different and make progress at different rates. They have different ways in which they learn best. Our teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teaching. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given additional support to help them succeed.

What are the different areas of SEND?

The needs of a child with SEND will come under one or more of these four areas, as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice (2015):

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  4. Sensory and/or Physical needs

What does is mean if my child is identified as having SEND?

If your child is identified as having a special educational need, you will be informed and with your consent, your child will be added to our school SEND register at ‘SEN Support’. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be created for your child, outlining smart targets relating to their personal area/s of need. These will be reviewed every term with you, your child and their class teacher.

SEN support takes the form of a four-part cycle (assess, plan, do, review).

Click here to see more information about the cycle.

Key SEND Documents

Accessibility Policy and Plan

SEND Information Report

SEND Policy

Dudley's Local Offer

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This provides information to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, aged 0-25, to help them to understand what services and support, they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies within the local authority.

 SENDIASS

(Dudley Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service)

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This provides a range of free, confidential and impartial support to help parents/carers, children and young people on all matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Dudley SENDIASS Helpline: 01384 817373 Email: dudley.sendiass@dudley.gov.uk 

Useful Websites

Click the links below to take you to the website

I CAN - The Communication Charity

I CAN is a charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Their vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)

The Hypermobility Syndromes Association

Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don’t know where to turn.

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Dyspraxia foundation support individuals and families affected by dyspraxia.

BBC Bitesize - SEND Parent's Toolkit

Activities, advice and personal stories about parenting and special educational needs and disabilities to help you support your family.

Special Needs Jungle

News, info, resources & informed opinion about Special Educational Needs, disability, children’s physical and mental health, rare disease. Campaigning to #FixSEND Parent led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people 0-25 years