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At Ashbrook Junior School we are concerned with meeting the needs of all children. We aim to provide effective support for children with special educational needs and children with disabilities, ensuring that all pupils have access to the full curriculum provided by the school and are fully included in the school community. We believe that Every Teacher is a Teacher of Every Child and we work hard to meet their needs.


The member of staff responsible for overall co-ordination of Special Educational Needs in the school is known as the SENCO.


What provision is being made for children with special educational needs during school closures such as during COVID-19?


Parents of children with Special Educational Needs have been contacted by our SENCO (Mrs Johnstone) to make them aware of possible support.  Possible types of support that parents can access include:

  • social stories
  • work at an appropriate level for their child/ ideas for activities to support their child's learning
  • visual timetables/ prompts to help structure their day at home
  • a phone call with the parent or their child


Other sources of support are also considered, according to the needs of individual pupils and in after discussion with parents/ child over telephone or via Class Dojo.

We are also able to ‘signpost’ parents to other services who are offering online and phone support at this time.


How is the school going to communicate with me during school closures?

The SENCO (Mrs Johnstone) will send regular messages via Class Dojo and parents are welcome to communicate both with the SENCO and their child’s class teacher if they require further support.  Phone conversations will be also be available for parents.


My child has an EHCP but needs to stay home for medical reasons.  What support will I receive?

The school will keep in regular contact with parents of children with an EHCP via Class Dojo and on the telephone. We will be able to offer support (where possible) with resources in line with the outcomes on the child’s EHCP and according to any other needs that parents request support with.


Please find below some questions which you might find useful.  Click on each of the questions to reveal the information!


Here is a summary of how we support children with SEND at Ashbrook Junior School.