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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St Richard’s we genuinely believe that every child matters and each and every child is put first. This is also our vision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We aim to ensure that all children achieve well in their Early Years and throughout the whole school.


The school has a named Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Mrs S Dunn, who has the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination and a named Governor responsible for SEN, Mrs Andrea Ormsby. Mrs Dunn can be contacted through the school office or by email at


From the 1st September 2014, under Section 65 (3) (a) of the Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations, all schools are required to publish an SEN Information Report on their school websites.


This report must contain SEN information as is set out in the Schedule, as well as utilising the Local Authority (LA) Local Offer. Consequently, the report should meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to determine.

On September 1st 2014, a revised Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice was introduced. The reforms aim to implement a new approach which seeks to join up help across education, health and care, from birth to 25.


The revised Code of Practice introduces reforms which will affect how children with SEND are provided for at St Richards. Please click here for a copy of the SEND Code of Practice: 0 – 25.


For more information on the reforms and how these may affect your child, please visit the following website