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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Inclusion for all is at the heart of everything we do at Kilburn Infant and Nursery School. We are committed to ensuring equal treatment of all the children, employees and those involved in the school community, with any form of disability and will ensure that people with disabilities are not treated less-favourably in any procedures, practices and service delivery. We embrace the fact that every child is different. Therefore, we make every effort to meet the needs of any child, regardless of aptitude, ability or special need.


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


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

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.