Supporting Learners with Special Educational and Disability Needs
At our school we believe all of our pupils can achieve great things when they are given opportunity, motivation and caring support. On top of the ‘Quality First Teaching’ which is the entitlement for all children at our school we also offer a range of ‘additional and different’ arrangements to support children with SEND.
All the children in school get support that is specific to their individual needs at the present time. This may all be provided by the class teacher, or with support from a Teaching Assistant or may also involve:
If you have would like to speak to our Assistant SENCO, Mrs Nagle, then please do not hesitate to get in touch by telephone or arrange a meeting via the office. She is available on Monday to Friday. Your child's class teacher will also be happy to chat with you about any concerns or queries you have.
All of Peterborough’s schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities but the SEND information report above provides some details of what we do here at Eye Primary. We currently support a range of pupils with needs including hearing impairments, visual impairments, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD, mobility difficulties, language delay, speech disorder and learning difficulties.
A child has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for in mainstream schools. To understand what support and services are available in Peterborough to help with your child's needs you can view the 'Local Offer' for children and young people with SEND:
Please click on the policies tab for the relevant SEND policies.
The ‘Local Offer’ in Peterborough can be found on the Council website:
Below are some useful documents to prepare children for returning to school after lock down. Please can you encourage your child to complete the transition booklet, and bring this into school when they return.
Below are some useful documents to help parents whilst children are at home;
Support groups and other helpful information for parents/carers
Learning Disability Charity for families and carers. Fighting for equal rights, campaigns and fights for equal rights.
Action for Asperger’s
A bespoke counselling, emotional support, diagnostic and advocacy service for those with Autism, ASD.
Peterborough Deaf Society for children
Support group for children and advice and information for parents.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Advice, information and support for anyone affected by HIV.
Provides practical, emotional and financial support to those who are disadvantaged.
Support families that have children with additional needs
A children's Occupational Therapy service providing specialist interventions.
Pinpoint ADHD/ASD Parent Groups
10 sessions are put on throughout the year, running Thursdays 10am-12 at Family Voice, 105 Paynels, Orton Goldhay
Aiming High Group
Support for parents/carers of children with disabled/special needs.
Small community group for parents and carers.