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Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) section of Paddock Junior Infant and Nursery School's website.

Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (Inclusion Manager) is Ms. Marie Harvey, who is responsible  for the  day to day running of the school's SEND department.  She is happy to meet with any parent  to discuss concerns they may have regarding their child's special educational, medical or disability needs.  She is ably supported by school staff, including a well established SEN team with experience of autism, dislexia, visual impairment, emotional well-being, health and challlenging behaviour needs.  We also work with gifted children, giving them opportunities to broaden their experience and to work at their own pace.

Most children with special needs are able to progress within their year group by receiving good teaching and additional intervention by the teacher, a support teacher or teaching assistants.  However, there are occasions when this is not enough and our Inclusion Manager will become involved at the request of the class teacher.  At this point parents will be fully involved in the action that might be taken to support their child.  This may require involvement from external agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Health or Speech and Language Therapists.

If you have any concerns about your child please come and discuss them with your child's class teacher or Ms. Harvey.  We have an open door policy  and would encourage you to talk to us as soon as possible.

 You will find other useful information on the SEND section of the website, including our SEND policy.  If you have any questions about SEND or your child's education, please feel free to speak to a member of staff.


Mrs Sallie Lumb

Deputy Headteacher

Miss Katie Meyer

Inclusion Manager / SENCo

Ms Marie Harvey
Contact Details

Paddock Junior Infant & Nursery School

Heaton Road





(Inclusion Manager)

Telephone 01484 515954
Local Offer Weblink Page www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk





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