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Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Information

Anstey First School values all pupils and celebrates diversity of experience, interest and achievement.

All pupils need to experience praise, recognition and success, and pupils with SEND have equal entitlement to this. Our SEND policy outlines the framework for the school to meet its duty, obligation and principal equality values to provide a high-quality education to all of its pupils, including pupils with SEND, and to do everything it can to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.

Through successful implementation of this policy, our school aims to: 

  • Eliminate discrimination

  • Promote equal opportunities

  • Foster good relationships between pupils with SEND and pupils without SEND

The following principles underpin the delivery of our SEND provision: 

  • The involvement of pupils and their parents in decision-making 

  • The identification of pupils’ needs  Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support 

  • High-quality provision to meet the needs of pupils with SEND 

  • Greater choice and control for pupils and their parents over their support 

  • Successful preparation for adulthood, including independent living and employment


If at any stage you have a question or query about how your child is being supported, please contact their class teacher, Headteacher/SENCO Mrs Myers or assistant SENCO  Mrs Dorling on

Once a pupil with SEND has been identified, the school will employ a graduated approach to meet the pupil’s needs by:  Establishing a clear assessment of the pupil’s needs.  Planning, with the pupil’s parents, the interventions and support to be put in place, as well as the expected impact on progress, development and behaviour, along with a clear date for review.  Implementing the interventions, with the support of the Senco.  Reviewing the effectiveness of the interventions and making any necessary revisions.

Policies and Information

Support for Families

There are some services that parents/carers can access without a school referral.


Parents/Carers can make a referral themselves, using the form on the following website 


Support is also available from the following helplines:


Delivering Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL3)

Parents/Carers can access a range of free training covering a variety of needs including Autism, Behaviour, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Mental Health issues through DSPL3 and can also self refer to SEND Family Support Team using the following website 


Support  can also be found through Hertfordshire's Local Offer which lets parents know which SEND services are available in Hertfordshire and who can access them. 


Useful Links:

British Dyslexia AssociationOr call the helpline on 0333 405 4567

Communication Trust

DSPL3 Services DirectoryDSPL3 Local Services March 2016.pdf

Dyslexia Action

Or call the helpline on 0300 303 8357

Dyspraxia Foundation

Or call the helpline on 01462 454 986

Family LivesParenting and family support (formerly Parentline Plus), 24 hour helpline 0808 800 2222

Kids Hub East
Hertfordshire Hubs offer information and support for parents/carers of children with a disability/special educational need aged 0-19. Call 01992 504013


National Autistic Society
r call the helpline on 0808 800 4104

Young Minds (Mental Health Services)


Winston's Wish (Bereavement Services)

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