Duffield Meadows Primary School is proud to be an inclusive mainstream primary school with over 300 pupils on roll. We treat each child as a unique individual, regardless of gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or special educational needs. The following report gives you information regarding the ways in which we ensure all children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are supported so that they can achieve their full potential. Provision may change over time and in order to support developing needs.
What kinds of Special Educational Needs does Duffield Meadows Primary School make provision for?
The broad areas of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Pg.86 SEND Code of Practice, 2014) catered for at Duffield Meadows Primary are:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
Who should I contact if I have concerns about my child's learning and/or progress?
If you have any concerns regarding your child's progress or well-being, then please in the first instance speak to your child's class teacher as they are responsible for all children in their class. The majority of concerns can be addressed at this level. If your concern is not resolved then you can speak to:
The SENDCO- Mrs Natalie Lane
The Headteacher- Mrs Faye Novak-Lemmings
The SENDCO governor- Mrs Jane Clare
Who should I contact to find out about other support for parents and families of children with SEND or disabilities?
Your child's class teacher and the SENCO are always available to discuss your child's needs and progress. All outside agencies will contact parents to keep them informed of their involvement.
Derbyshire Parent Partnership can be contacted on
Telephone: 01629 533660
Fax: 01246 273155
Derby and Derbyshire Parent Partnership
c/o Chesterfield Register Office, New Beetwell Street
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1QJ
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