At South Petherwin Primary we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different. For some children this may mean that they have Special Educational Needs. In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the relevant staff members working alongside the child, the child’s family and, where necessary, outside agencies* (e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist or an Educational Psychologist).

Ms Jo Wills is our Special Educational Needs and Disability coordinator (SENDCo)

All children are welcome at South Petherwin Primary, including those with additional educational needs, and we strive to include every child in all aspects of school life. We aim to identify children who may have additional needs as early as possible. We do this as part of everyday classroom practice as well as by carefully monitoring the results of assessments and by meeting regularly with parents. Teachers and teaching assistants receive regular training to keep their knowledge of special educational needs up to date. Our SENDCo works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that children with additional needs are able to learn in a way that benefits them best.

Support can include:

• Additional in-class support

• Flexible groupings, including small group work (interventions)

• Access to specific resources

Access to outside agencies Outside agencies who help us deliver high quality support for our children include:

If you wish to discuss your child's learning support, your child’s teacher is the first point of call. If you need further help, please contact our SENDCo via the school office on 01566 776363  

Our SEND Policy outlines the policies and procedures we work by. You can find a copy of this on our policies page.

Our School Offer is an overview of the provision and support available for children with special educational needs, including those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Our SEND Report gives information about special educational needs in our school in the previous academic year.  You can find these documents below. 

Cornwall SENDIASS is an organisation which can support parents with SEND matters. Information can be found on their website:

Other useful links:

Early Help Hub

Family Information Service

Responsible Persons linked to SEND:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Matthew Avery

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Matthew Avery

Designated Member of Staff responsible for Pupil Premium Funding: Matthew Avery

Designated Member of Staff responsible for managing the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of pupils: Matthew Avery

Ms Jo Wills (SENDCo)