Our SEND Co-ordinator is Miss Carley Down.  Please contact Miss Carley Down (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at senco@huncote.embracemat.org

Huncote Primary School follows the local authority principles for inclusion.  These principles are underpinned by a national framework of statutory laws and guidance, including the Disability Discrimination Act and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act.

“Inclusive educational communities are those which take account of the needs of individuals and where individuals are valued, feel secure and have a sense of belonging.”

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities must have their needs met in line with the SEN Code of Practice.

Huncote seeks to enable more pupils who have special educational needs to be included successfully within mainstream education. This means that we have a clear responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

There are high expectations of all learners at Huncote.  For children with special educational needs and/or disabilities ‘Quality First Teaching’ is the first key priority in addressing those needs. Teachers plan learning opportunities that enable children to develop positive relationships and actively seek to remove barriers to learning and participation. If it is evident that further support is required this maybe through work within the classroom alongside a Learning Support Assistant (LSA). Opportunities are provided for support in class and for additional teaching of speech and language, literacy and numeracy. If a pupil is identified as having a high level of need they are included in additional intervention groups.   

Huncote Primary School provides an inclusive education and is fully committed to recognising and responding to the diverse needs of our children.

Please see below to view our full SEND policy and to view our accessibility plan.

The Stages of Provision 

In September, 2014 a new SEND Code of Practice was introduced to support pupils with significant or complex Health and Learning needs. There are key changes in the new Code of Practice which will be used to inform SEND support provided in schools. Teachers remain responsible for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, additional support is based on the following ‘Stages of Provision.’

The first stage is the provision of high-quality teaching. SEND should not be regarded as sufficient explanation for low achievement.

  1. Where pupils continue to make inadequate progress despite high-quality teaching, the class teacher and SENCo should assess whether the child has a significant learning difficulty and needs SEND support, this maybe within the class or in small group work.
  2. Where a decision is made to provide SEND support, this is indicated on a provision map that details the interventions and support to be put into place. The class teacher will remain responsible for working with the child on a daily basis.
  3. There should be regular reviews to monitor the effectiveness of the support and the impact on the child’s progress and make decisions about whether any changes are needed.
  4. If a child is making little or no progress the school should consider involving specialists including those from outside agencies.
  5. If progress continues to be insufficient a request can be made for an education, health and care needs assessment – the LA makes the decision to go ahead or not. The school will be expected to demonstrate evidence of action they have already taken.

SEND support

SEND support should take the form of a four-part cycle:

Assess – a clear analysis of the pupil’s needs

Plan – an agreement reached on the adjustments, interventions and support as well as the impact on progress, outcomes sought and timescales

Do – the class teacher remains responsible for working with the child on a daily basis 

Review – impact and quality of the support and intervention

This information is recorded on an Individual Support Plan (ISP).

Below is a link to  the SENCo Code of Practice:


Please see the Documents section below for our SEND policy document, and also our school version of the local offer below.

More information about the SEND review is available on the Leicestershire website and the local offer that Leicestershire and schools are developing.