Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Vernon Terrace Primary School is a single form entry school with a very diverse population and a high number of children with SEND. This diversity enriches all that we do. We are proud of our support for children with differing needs. We offer a whole school approach and attitude which values children’s individuality.

All of our children are fully integrated into mainstream classes of 30 with some support offered in smaller groups as needed. As a school we believe that every teacher is a teacher of children with SEND and every leader is a leader of children with SEND.

As with all mainstream schools, we have some children with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP) on role with specific needs. Further details about how we assess, plan and review our work with any children with SEND can be found in our Inclusion Policy and our Annual Report.

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Our Children Have Said…

  • Vernon Terrace is a great place with kind people.
  • People are fun here.
  • It’s nice and friendly.
  • Vernon Terrace is great and unique.

Our Parents Have Said…

  • We are friendly and helpful.
  • We communicate well with them and their children.
  • We manage their child’s needs with kindness and patience.
  • Their children are developing well and are happy.

We welcome visits to the school. To make an appointment, please contact the school office on 01604 633894 to arrange a meeting with our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), Alison Steele.

Specialist Base for Children Who Are Deaf or Partially Hearing

We have a number of deaf children on role at Vernon Terrace who are supported by a specialist team, including a Teacher of the Deaf, as part of our Sunshine Room. They are fully included within their year groups and may use British Sign Language (BSL), Sign-Supported English (SSE) or a total communication approach to enable them to access the curriculum. All of these children have an EHCP.

For further information, please see our Sunshine Room page.

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Base for Children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

As part of our support for other schools, we have a small part-time provision which offers short-term part-time placements via a county panel for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). Children who come to us on a temporary part-time placement remain on role at their home school, whom we work with to enable the child’s return to full-time learning in their home school. For further information, please see our SEMH Provision page.

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