Special Educational Needs

Our SENCo is Mrs E Balderson. 

She can be reached via the School Office if you have any concerns or queries about your child.

The school values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils.  We endeavour to provide the best learning conditions for each pupil, promoting development in understanding and social maturity alongside their peers wherever possible.  Special Education Needs are identified early and the school works closely to plan a curriculum to meet the children’s needs.

There is a learning support team led by the SENCo to provide extra support in school.  If necessary, we involve outside agencies or further specialist advice and support.  We work in partnership with the children, parents, carers, specialists and governors. The school values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils.  We endeavour to provide the best learning conditions for each pupil, promoting development in understanding and social maturity alongside their peers wherever possible. 

Please click on the following link for more information from Kent County Council: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

Please also have a look at the brochure below produced by Ifield School, which gives helpful training information and details of support groups and courses for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs.

Learning Mentor

We have a learning mentor on the staff of the school too.  It is the role of the learning mentor to support pupils who are underachieving individually or on small groups.  These pupils could be lacking in confidence, poor attenders, have suffered from a bereavement or upset at home – and a boost of extra support and encouragement can sometimes make all the difference to them.

We recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically. We ensure they are fully included in all school activities, seeking external support and facilities when needed. For further information please see our SEND policy.