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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

At Newnham Junior School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school.


In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey.


Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets.


Below are Newnham Junior School’s responses to the following questions

How does Newnham  Junior School know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?​
What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
How will I know how Newnham Junior School will support my child?
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
​How will I know how my child is doing?
How will you help me to support my child’s learning?
What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having?
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?
How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?
How do we cater for Disability in the school?
Who can I contact for further information

If you wish to discuss your child’s educational needs or are unhappy about something regarding your child’s schooling please contact one of the following:

  • Your child’s Class Teacher

  • The SENdCO 

  • The Head teacher 


I hope these have answered any queries you may have but do not hesitate to contact the school if you have further questions.

Updated February 2020

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