Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Welcome to the John Perry primary School SEND page.

Here you will find a variety of resources, information and links to help support your child’s needs at home.

What is SEND?

You may hear schools, other parents and professionals talking about SEND – but what does it mean?

SEND stands for  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and having any of these can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. Your child or a child you know may have difficulties in these areas:

  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia or a delay in their learning
  • ability to understand things
  • concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability to undertake tasks both at classroom level or in sports or play.

Who to talk to

If you think your child may have special educational needs, we have an active SEND team in school who will be happy to discuss your concerns.

Mrs G Hart is the School SENCo and Mrs V Walker is the Assistant Head for Inclusion.

Come and talk to us if you think your child needs any of the following help:

  • a special learning programme
  • extra help from a teacher or assistant
  • to work in a smaller group
  • observation in class or at break
  • help taking part in class activities
  • extra encouragement in their learning, eg to ask questions or to try something they find difficult
  • help communicating with other children
  • support with physical or personal care difficulties, eg eating, getting around school safely or using the toilet

There is a document provided by the government that might give you some further reading if you are interested or concerned.

Key Information

At John Perry we believe every child has the right to a good education.

They should learn the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics through good quality teaching which meets their individual needs. However, a good primary education is more than this.

John Perry Primary School believes that children learn most effectively in a happy, fun and stimulating environment. We aim to provide an environment in which children feel safe and secure, so that they come to school eager to learn about and take part in new experiences.

We believe that self-confidence is important. We teach children to develop a sense of self-worth, to be able to express their own views and opinions and to be proud of who they are and what they have achieved. We want children to understand the values of respect, responsibility, care and the importance of community and belonging.

We aim for children to leave us well prepared for the next stage of their education; happy, able pupils with a sense of right and wrong, a belief in themselves, and their ability to achieve all they hope for.

Parent Guide

This is our very own SEN/D parent guide section. It contains information and support for parents.

Our Inclusion Manager is Mrs. V. Walker.


If you need any further support, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs V.  Walker.

Our Inclusion Team

Mrs V. Walker

Inclusion Manager

Mrs P Chilton

Intervention Space Lead

Mrs K Mitchell

Speech & Language

Mrs T Corbally

Learning Mentor

Miss T Mower

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