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Meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Midfield Primary School is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with SEND, including communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health problems or sensory or physical needs.

The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual need following thorough assessment by internal or external agencies. It is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.

Who should I contact to discuss the concerns or needs of my child?

How can I find out how well my child is doing?

 How will teaching be adapted to meet the needs of my child?

 How will the school help my child to move to a new class or a different school?


Children and young people with SEN can become particularly anxious about ‘moving on’ so we try to ensure a smooth transition by:

Moving from pre-school/nursery to Hayes Primary School:

  • Home visits by Early Years staff, and the SENCo when appropriate, are made prior to the children starting at Midfield Primary School.
  • Attendance by the SENCo and class teacher will, if notified, at the summer term review of any pre-schooler with a Pupil Resource Agreement, an Education Health Care Plan or a Statement of SEN who is due to transfer to Midfield Primary School

When moving classes in school:

  • An information sharing meeting will take place between the present teacher and the new teacher.
  • Opportunities to visit the new class
  • Transition booklet provided

When moving to another school:

  • If a pupil with special educational needs transfers schools to another primary school, the SENCo ensures that all SEN information is sent to the new school in good time once official notification of transfer has been received. Information about the support and any special arrangements that have been made to enable access to the curriculum and progress towards learning goals is forwarded to the new school’s SENCo

Transferring from Year 6 to secondary school:

  • The SENCo ensures all SEN information is forwarded to receiving secondary schools in good time before transition takes place. Meetings with the SENCos of these secondary schools also take place whenever possible in order to discuss the needs of transferring pupils who have special educational needs.
  • A Transition to secondary school programme is put in place for pupils with SEN. (Some of the activities are organised by receiving secondary schools)
  • P.I.T Stop Transition groups