SEND Learning


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There is help and support below that will help guide parents/carers of children that have SEND.

The Language, Communication and Interaction Service (LCIS) have produced a range of resources designed to support families of children with:

  • Autism or social communication difficulties
  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Please click the link below to see the LCIS Support Pack:

LCIS Support Pack


Please see the feedback below from both Ofsted and our IQM

Outstanding Ofsted – April 2019

Ofsted looked at a variety of interventions and group sessions, spoke to members of the SEND team, and examined data, our practices and provision (Resource Provision and mainstream).

Statements relating to SEND in the Ofsted Report include:

“Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive excellent support. Leaders’ oversight and provision for pupils with complex needs is first-rate; these pupils are fully included in school life.”

“Pupils with SEND, including in the additional resource provision, make excellent progress. Their needs are very well met by knowledgeable adults who are committed to inclusion in their school.”


Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)

In April 2020, we had our annual inspection for our Inclusion Quality Mark. We retained our Gold Flagship Status, the highest possible award in this field.

Our IQM Report states:

“Since the last IQM Flagship review, the developments at Essex Primary School were exceptional to see.”

“The high expectations prevail in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where leaders, staff and pupils can take calculated risks to address the need of every pupil. Research leads their practice to ensure outstanding outcomes for all.”

“The care and dedication as well as the high expectations for pupils is truly outstanding.”

“They research best practice as well as use in school data to assess the needs of individual pupils as well as groups of pupils. The carefully thought out timetable for interventions shows how they value every pupil whatever their need.”

“It is due to the inspirational leadership and staff collaboration that so much has been achieved in the last year not only in terms of the IQM Flagship Project, but also in terms of the other exciting activities that have taken place.”

“The solid foundations that have been embedded in such an outstanding inclusive environment ensure the on-going and future success of all pupils.”