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Special Educational Needs

At Sandford Hill our school motto is “Thoughtfulness and Respect.” It is important to us that the needs of every child are met.  At times in their school careers, individual children may need extra support, on a short term or long term basis. To enable us to meet those needs we have a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team which includes an Inclusion Leader, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator(SENCO), Teaching Assistants across the school, two SEN Welfare Practitioners as well as a Parent Support Worker and an Inclusion Support Assistant.  Members of the team work closely with the children, class teachers and parents to ensure the best quality provision for the child.

Roles and Responsibilities

Inclusion Leader

Mrs Allen

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator(SENCo)

Mrs Drakeford

Special Educational Needs Welfare Practitioners

Mrs Greatbatch

Senior Inclusion Assistant

Mrs Arnott

Parent Support Worker/Home-school link worker

Mrs Brennan

Inclusion Governor

Mr C. Austin


If you would like to speak with our Inclusion Leader (Mrs Allen) or our SENCO (Mrs Drakeford), please contact the school directly either by telephone: 01782 235518 or


It is important to us, that during the course of their learning journey at Sandford Hill, your child reaches their full potential.  The main way we achieve this is to deliver quality teaching.

However, there may be times that your child needs extra support.  If this is the case, then you will be contacted by the class teacher, who will then help to ensure that your child receives the support required to meet their needs.

We will keep you informed through regular information and/or meetings, as required and we will always be happy to meet with you, by arrangement, for any questions you might have.

What is the local offer?

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as “a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families.  This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child”.


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Sandford Hill Primary School
Clayfield Grove
Stoke on Trent

Tel: 01782 235511
Tel: 01782 235518

Headteacher: Mr D Wardle

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