SEND Provision

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

SENDCO – Mrs. Sophie Newcombe

Tel: 01908 240038 to leave a message


SEND Policy

Kents Hill School & Nursery believes that every pupil has the right to learn in order to become a happy, independent learner. We are committed to meeting the needs of all children. There is a shared expectation that all children, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to achieve their full potential and therefore feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.

At Kents Hill School & Nursery a child is defined as having a SEND if their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to children of the same age. We are an inclusive infant school and we offer the following range of provision to support children with;

~ Cognition and Learning

~ Communication & Interaction (including speech and language)

~ Behavioural, Emotional and Social

~ Sensory, Complex Medical and Physical Needs.

The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual needs following assessment by internal or external agencies. It is aimed at helping children to become creative and resilient learners.

Kents Hill School and Nursery SEND Policy – September 2022

Parental Involvement

Parents are seen as partners and their views, aspirations and hopes for their child will always be valued. We believe parents know their children and are a valuable source of information when identifying barriers to their child’s learning and how we can work together to overcome them. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with parents, in order to keep them informed of their child’s learning journey and how we can aim to make accelerate progress in their targets if we all work together.

If parents have concerns about their child they should speak to their class teacher first who may then direct them to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator (SENDCO); Mrs Newcombe. Parents of children who are identified as having SEND will be invited to take part in termly conversations to discuss how their child is getting on with their SEND targets and the effectiveness of their provision. Parents are encouraged to work closely with the school to provide the best possible support for their child, in order to result in maximum progress towards their targets.

If a parent has concerns or would like further support, the school will signpost them to the SEND Information Advice and Support Service.

Milton Keynes’ Local Offer

The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. It includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care. Milton Keynes’ Local Offer is available from the website.

Kents Hill School & Nursery’s SEND Information Report

Please click the link below to see our school report.

Kents Hill School SEND Information Report September 2022

SEND Cycle

A child can be removed from the SEND register at any point if the barriers to their learning are overcome. The goal is to address a child’s needs as early and efficiently as possible to enable them to progress in line with their peers. For some children, this will be a short catch up intervention to fill in gaps or embed a particular concept. Other children may require long term highly personalised support.