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SEND at Temple Mill Primary School

At Temple Mill Primary School, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all our students. Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is centred around ensuring that each child reaches their full potential and has equal access to opportunities for success.

Transition for SEND Children

We understand that the transition process can be particularly challenging for children with SEND and their families. To facilitate a smooth transition, we have developed a comprehensive support system. This includes close collaboration and communication with parents, sharing information with receiving schools, and arranging transition visits to help familiarize the child with their new setting.

The Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 forms the foundation of our SEND provision. This legislation aims to enhance support and services for children and young people with SEND, as well as promote parental involvement and collaboration with professionals. We adhere to the principles outlined in this act, ensuring that our practices align with its guidelines and requirements.

Professionals Involved and Assessments for SEND Children

Identifying and supporting children with SEND requires a collaborative approach involving various professionals. At Temple Mill Primary School, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Mrs. Nicola Caselton, plays a central role in coordinating support for our SEND children. Mrs. Caselton is an experienced and qualified professional who works closely with parents, teachers, and external agencies to provide tailored strategies and interventions.

Assessments for SEND needs are carried out with utmost care and precision. Through a combination of observations, assessments, and discussions with parents and professionals, we gather a comprehensive understanding of the child's strengths, weaknesses, and specific needs. This information is then used to create personalised educational plans and interventions to support their learning and development.

Teacher Concern for a Child with Special Educational Needs

If a teacher feels that a child may have special educational needs, they follow a well-defined process. The teacher discusses their concerns with the SENCO, who then liaises with the child's parents to gather additional information and seek consent for further assessments, if required. This collaborative approach ensures that all concerns are addressed promptly, and appropriate support is put in place as soon as possible.


Mrs. Nicola Caselton is the designated SENCO at Temple Mill Primary School. She has experience in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. As the SENCO, her responsibilities include coordinating support, providing guidance to staff, collaborating with external agencies, and ensuring effective communication between all stakeholders involved in the child's education.

Mrs. Caselton works closely with parents, adopting a person-centred approach to understand any concerns and implement tailored strategies. She values partnership and actively involves parents in decision-making processes, ensuring their voices are heard and their expertise is respected.

In conclusion, Temple Mill Primary School is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, can thrive. Our thorough and collaborative assessment processes, combined with the expertise of our SENCO, enable us to provide the necessary support for our SEND children, setting them on a path to achieve their full potential.

Mrs Nicola Caselton is the SENCO/Inclusions Officer for Temple Mill Primary School and can be contacted through the school office.

For further information about our SEND support, please take a look at our SEND Information Report: