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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Maytree Nursery and Infant School policy complies with the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Code of Practice in supporting all children to achieve their full potential and progress. At Maytree, on identifying a child with special needs, our aim is to maximise their progress by providing the additional support needed through school resources and/or external agencies. This is carefully monitored by the Class Teacher and the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who will create a SEND passport to enable them to achieve their set targets. In accordance with the SEND 0-25 Code of Practice (2014), to find out more about the provision for SEND at Maytree, Click on the Local Offer SEN and Disability link below.  

As necessary, our school will liaise with professionals such as Speech therapists, Physio and occupational therapists, social workers, charities (NSPCC, Simon Says) and parent Help organisations (Southampton Information, Advice and Support Service,  Surestart) who have experience in supporting both the child and their family. In addition, we will work alongside other schools within the Aspire Trust as well as those with specialist provision such as Springwell, Cedar and The Compass School. To further support a child’s learning, advice can be sought from the school’s link Educational Psychologist who may recommend the application of an EHCP (Educational, Health and Care Plan). All staff, working alongside children with additional needs, will receive initial and ongoing training adapted to support the child. We are committed to supporting a successful transition from previous educational settings and when they move on from Maytree. 

The school SENDCo is Mrs Helen Brennan; Contact via the school email or


The Children and Families Bill (2013) outline the government's plans to require local authorities to publish information on services and provision across education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The purpose of a local offer is to enable parents and carers to see more clearly what services are available for children with SEND in their area and how to access them.


By 2014, schools are required to publish information about services they provide for children with disabilities and Special Educational Needs. The intention is to offer choice and transparency for families. This is called the ‘local offer’

 What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs about the provision made at the school?

In the first instance, parents are encouraged to speak with their child’s class teacher if they have any concerns. If however parents feel that their issues have not been resolved then they can make an appointment with the SENCO, Deputy Headteacher or the Head teacher. If the matter remains unresolved then parents should reference the complaints procedure. 

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Brennan



This policy should be used in conjunction with the DFE Guidance Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016


Parents are also advised to seek support from the Southampton Information Advice and Support (IAS) Service for guidance on how to progress in getting their issues resolved.


The main aim of the IAS Service is to empower children and young people with special educational needs/disabilities and their parents/carers to make informed decisions about education, health and social care.


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