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Please click here for the School's SEND policy.

At Shawlands Primary School we welcome everyone into our community and we believe that every child should have the opportunity to follow the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculum.

We are an inclusive school and believe that all children should be valued and treated with respect.  the school uses its best endeavours to ensure that the provision for all its pupils is of the highest possible standard, whilst acknowledging that we are continuingly striving to improve our practice.  We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between children with SEND and their non-SEND peers.  We are working to achieve this in variety of different ways.  This may include out of school interventions, short-term intervention learning or other learning interventions developed on an individual basis.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Sue Gilroy.  Our SEN Governor is Sharon Auty.

The school works with due regard to the SEN Code of Practice (2014) to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs including the 4 broad areas of need:


Communication and Interaction

Speech Language and Communication needs (SLCN)

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Cognition and Learning

Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)

Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)

Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)


Social Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)


Sensory and / or physical needs

Physical Disabilities (PD)

Visual Impairment (VI)

Hearing Impairment (HI)

Multi Sensory Impairment (MSI)


We are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school and access an Inclusive Curriculum. The Local Authority SEND Services and Provision can be found as part of their ‘Local Offer’, detailed at the website

All schools within the authority are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.

If your child has a disability and you would like to know more about what we offer at Shawlands Primary School, contact us on Tel: 01226 287177v

Please click on the questions below on the SEN SCHOOL OFFER TAB to the left for more information about Special Educational Needs at Shawlands Primary School.