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Special Educational Needs

At Newnham Junior School we strive to support all children to enable them to make progress and to achieve to the best of their ability. 


Quality First Teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support pupils through their learning journey from whatever their starting point may be.

All schools must publish a SEND Information Report about their support and provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Please find below our SEND information report which details how Newnham Junior School identifies and supports pupils with SEND.

Please also refer to Hillingdon’s Local Offer for SEND -

What does SEND mean?
What are the four main areas of SEND?
How will Newnham Junior School know if my child needs extra help?
What should I do if I am concerned about my child or if I think they may have special educational needs?
How will Newnham Junior School support my child?
​How will I know how my child is doing?
How will you help me to support my child’s learning?
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
What specialist services and expertise are available to the school?
What training have the staff at Newnham Junior School had in regards to supporting children with SEND?
How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
How accessible is the school environment?
How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Newnham Junior School or transferring to a new school?
How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?
How is the decision made about how much support my child will receive?
Who can I contact for further information?
Complaints about SEND provision
Complaints about SEND provision in our school should be made to the class teacher or SENDCo in the first instance. You would then have to follow the school policy for complaints.  The SEND Link Governor is Mrs J. Browne. The complaints policy can be found here
The parents of pupils with disabilities have the right to make disability discrimination claims to the first-tier SEND tribunal if they believe that our school has discriminated against their children. They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding: 
  • Exclusions  
  • Provision of education and associated services  
  • Making reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services  
Updated May 2023
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