SEN Information

Special Educational Needs

Alverton Primary School is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all children with Special Educational Needs.

What are special needs?


Special educational needs could mean that a child has:

  • learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills in school 

  • emotional and behavioural difficulties – making friends or relating to 
adults or behaving properly in school 

  • specific learning difficulty – with reading, writing, number work or 
understanding information 

  • sensory or physical needs - such as hearing or visual impairment, 
which might affect them in school 

  • communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding 
what others are saying 

  • medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s progress 
and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.

Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. Teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teach. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given extra help or different lessons to help them succeed.

At Alverton Primary School we are committed to: 


  • Raising the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles. 

  • Creating a climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly. 
How we support your child if they have SEN
We have termly meetings with parents, teachers and the SENCO, with 
input from the child.
There are also regular meetings with the Assessment manager to discuss 
progress and interventions. 
A range of support is planned for by the teacher.
  • Please see our additional documents below for information about our provision mapping for pupils with SEN.