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Stoborough CE Primary School

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Get in touch

SEND and Inclusion

Mrs Derrick is our SENDCo and Inclusion Leader

Mrs Derrick can be contacted via the school office:


* You can also drop in and see Mrs Derrick every Wednesday between 8:50-9:20 am There is no need to make an appointment. 


At Stoborough Primary, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. Our vision statement expresses this perfectly, through the phrase;

'We are one family.' We really do all look out and care for one another, helping all our pupils reach their full potential.


It could be that your child enters Stoborough School with special educational needs or it may be through observation in the classroom, or through our rigorous tracking and screening, that your child's class teacher is the first one to bring this to your attention.


SEN Support

Where a pupil is identified as having a special educational need we follow a graduated approach which takes the form of cycles of “AssessPlanDoReview”.

This means that we will take a graduated approach with the steps outlined below:

  • Assess a child’s special educational needs
  • Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
  • Do put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
  • Review the support and progress


An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP):  Children who are considered as having significant difficulties may be entitled to apply for an Education, Health and Care Plan.  EHCPs are set up by the Local Authority but are monitored by the school, parents/carers and external professionals, where appropriate, at least annually.  


An application for an EHCP can be made by the school or by a parent. If a parent wishes to make an application for the Local Authority to consider, they can be supported in this process by the school or by SENDIASS – the information and support group which exists to support parents and carers of children with SEND.


We provide support for our pupils with a number of special educational needs;

We work closely with specialist teachers within the Purbeck Locality Team. 


Our well-trained and experienced team of teaching assistants offer expertise in many areas including ELSA (emotional literacy support), Learn to Move (motor skills development tracking) as well as speech and language development.


We see your child as an individual who is on their own educational journey. Whatever path this journey takes, we at Stoborough Primary, are there to support them in any way we can and are committed to high achievement for all.


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