Southfield Junior School


Special Needs Offer

Southfield’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs. O' Sullivan, our Head of school, who is responsible for co-coordinating the day to day provision of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Mrs Milton is our deputy SENDCO who ensures all children's needs our met on a daily basis. Our link governor is Poppy Nolan.


Southfield's Special Needs Information Report

Please click this link to read our current SEN Information report.

All children have an entitlement to be taught a broad and balanced curriculum. For children with SEND, we provide an additional level of support and differentiation according to identified needs.

We ensure children with additional needs have access to all activities with appropriate support as required. This may include support for physical, medical, learning, mental and emotional and social needs. We assess children regularly during their time with us to ensure that we identify any additional needs as they arise.

A child with SEND has an individual education plan called ‘My Plan’ in which we collaboratively set specific targets and resources with parents. When external professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists or doctors are involved, they are also invited to contribute and this may be towards a more complex Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

At Southfield, the Governing Body and staff are committed to early intervention and support for pupils with SEND. In order to achieve this, governors:

  • Ensure that the school has an SEND policy and review it on a regular basis
  • Expect staff to identify children with SEND and monitor their progress carefully

  • Ensure appropriate staffing and training where finances permit

  • Appoint a governor responsible for SEND

  • Ensure that pupils with SEND are fully integrated and not discriminated against