SEND Learning


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Essex Primary follows the London Borough of Newham’s Policy for Inclusion in line with the SEND Code of Practice for children aged between 0 to 25 years (September 2014).

We believe that all teachers are responsible for the planning and teaching of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within their mainstream classes. Equally, all children with SEND will be supported to reach their full potential through an adapted differentiated curriculum, which is in line with their developmental needs.

Children with SEND will normally have their educational needs met within mainstream. The school has an assigned 14 placement Resource Provision for children who present with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Information on the Resource Provision can be viewed on the website.

Pupils in mainstream who are identified as having SEND may be supported on an individual, paired or small group basis within the classroom through an adapted differentiated curriculum.  The school supports pupils by preparing for their next stages of learning by a curriculum that acknowledges not only statutory requirements but also focuses upon certain key elements. We believe that all pupils with SEND, irrespective of need, should leave Essex Primary with the ability to demonstrate emotional resilience, communication skills and independence.

Interventions are adapted according to need and for some pupils with a significant SEND need, there is access to input within the Resource Provision. Staff receive a planned programme of training that is designed to provide expertise in meeting the needs of our pupils with SEND. The school employs buy-in Speech and Language therapists from the NHS Speech and Language Service as it recognises that a significant number of children on the SEND register present with Communication and Interaction difficulties.

The school works collaboratively with parents, specialist professionals and the local community to ensure the holistic development of the child. We ensure that all members of the school and local community view our children with SEND positively. The views of our children with SEND are taken into account in the planning of the educational provision that is afforded to them. Parents/Carers and school, work in partnership to secure outstanding outcomes for our pupils thus ensuring that our inclusive provision is valued by all.

Please click on the link below for our detailed Essex Primary School offer:

Essex Primary School Offer


Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)

In March 2024, 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:

The school has deservedly held Flagship status for many years and continues to be a leading practitioner in the field of Inclusion.’

‘Essex Primary School is a very inclusive, welcoming school with a strong community feel.’

Our named SENDCo is:  Tracy Davis