Special Education Needs

We have a quality first teaching approach to meeting the needs of all our pupils at Hugh Gaitskell Primary School and this includes supporting pupils identified as having additional or Special Educational Needs or a disability.  Our priority focus is to ensure that all children have access to a good quality education that supports and facilitates our children not only to engage meaningfully in all lessons through our inclusive approach, but also ensures that they are happy in the progress they make and enjoy their time at school.

There is a personalised and differentiated approach to accurately meeting the needs of our pupils and this can be seen through our ‘School Support’ individual provision approach, or through our targeted planning for children with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).  There is a progressive approach to our Individual Provision Maps with 3 phases that identify strategies and approaches used at a quality first level, but also outline interventions if required.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents and including both child and parent voice to support us in ensuring our children are happy, engaged in learning and participating in decisions to inform their future.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress or concerns about their learning needs, please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance.  You can also discuss approaches to support and meet your child’s additional or Special Educational Need with Jo Byndloss (SENCo) and Amanda Armstrong  (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion) or a member from our Pastoral team.



Overview of the Pastoral Team

Meet the team



              Mrs L Fox                                                     Mrs S Belton     

Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager                Lead Safeguarding Officer



                                Ms R Eaglen                                              Miss S Thompson                    Mrs K Hallas                   

          Acting Attendance Officer                          Family Support Worker          Learning Mentor



      Mrs J Byndloss                                                Mrs A Armstrong    

                           SENCo                               Assistant Headteacher   for Inclusion