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The term SEND means 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities'.


Our school is committed to ensuring the equal treatment of all children, staff and any others involved in the school community, with any form of SEND and will ensure that they are not treated less favourably. Within our school we have a wide range of needs and disabilities including ASD, ADHD, Attachment difficulties, Sensory Needs, Dyslexic tendencies, Dyspraxia, Learning Delay, and Hearing & Visual Impairments.


We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people with SEND are able to participate fully in school life. The achievement of these children will be monitored and this data will be used to raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. Reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that the whole school environment is as accessible as possible.


We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn at, teach at and visit our school.


Definition of disability


The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA) defines a disable person as someone who has a 'physical or mental impairment which has a substantial or long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'.


  • The DDA 2005 has also extended the definition of disability as follows: People with HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer (although not all cancers) are deemed disabled before they experience the long-term and substantial adverse effect on their activities
  • Section 18 has been amended so that individuals with a mental illness no longer have to demonstrate that it is 'clinically well-recognised', although the person must still demonstrate a long-term and substantial adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out  normal day-to-day activities


SEND at Kilburn Infant & Nursery School


Our Inclusion & SEND Leader, Mrs Swinfield, works alongside staff in setting targets for children, ensuring staff use appropriate interventions /strategies within the classroom. Mrs Swinfield recommends teaching aids, attends and organises training for staff, supports liaison with parents and multi-agencies, meets regularly with the School Educational Psychologist, and supports staff/parents to write and action 'Early Help Offer' Plans.


We have procedures and Leaders in place for SEND, Child Protection, Looked After Children, Racist Incidents, Prevent, Online Safety and Anti-Bullying and Mental Health. Learners at risk are identified early and school works closely with parents and external agencies to ensure they are well supported to be happy, safe, thrive and achieve.


For more information, please refer to the SEND policy and the SEND Information Report or contact Mrs Swinfield at school.