Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND Coordinator: Mrs M Young

Sutton-at-Hone is proud of its inclusive ethos and is fully committed to ensuring all pupils, regardless of their background, additional educational needs, race or gender are able to fulfil their potential.

Mrs Young works closely with parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants and external experts so that we can provide the support that may be needed.

We work hard to ensure that all of our pupils’ needs are identified at an early stage and will be met, monitored and reviewed regularly.

If you have any concerns about your child, the best place to start is by talking to their Class Teacher who will know your child well. If you continue to have concerns, I am happy to meet with you. I am in school Tuesday to Friday, If you would like to book an appointment, please ask at the school office, find me on the playground or contact me at youngm@sutton-at-hone.kent.sch.uk

Family Support Advisor

Mrs Sharon Ashley

Phone : 01322 862 147

Email: ashleys@sutton-at-hone.kent.sch.uk

Sharon Ashley has worked at Sutton-at-Hone C of E School for twenty years and in more recent years has been our Family Support Advisor. Mrs Ashley’s working days are Monday-Thursday.

As well as this, Sharon is a Drawing and Talking Practitioner. Drawing and Talking Therapy is an attachment-based therapeutic intervention. If you would like to find out more about this therapy, please visit the website here or you can discuss Drawing and Talking with me over the phone, in person or by email.

SEN Definitions

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:

(a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or

(b) has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream post-16 institutions. SEN code of Practice (2014, p.4)

Many children and young people who have SEN may also have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is “…a physical or mental impairment which has long term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. This definition provides a relatively low threshold and includes more children than many realise: “long term” is defined as “a year or more” and “substantial” is defined as “more than minor or trivial” SEN Code of Practice (2014 p.5)

Further Information and Resources

View our Sutton-at-Hone’s SEND policy and Information Report here

You can also find information and resources on SEND on our Trust website here