Special Educational Needs

At Woodford Green Primary we treat each pupil as a unique individual, and tailor the education we provide to their needs. The school's policy for special educational needs follows the national Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice. This was updated and implemented in September, 2014.

Parents who feel their child may have special educational needs should contact the Inclusion Manager or the Headteacher to discuss their concern. It may then be deemed appropriate to contact outside agencies for further assessment to be made and to recommend a particular programme for the child.

Children who have special educational needs may need extra help with learning either in the classroom or in small group situations. The Educational Psychologist visits regularly to talk to parents, children and teachers.

‘Special educational needs’ relates not only to those requiring extra help because of a measure of difficulty but also to those who are more able. Small groups may be arranged to cover an aspect of learning in more depth, or extension work may be given in the classroom.

The Woodford Green Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy is based on the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015).

The Code of Practice provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and applies to England. It relates to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and disabled children and young people.

This policy has been written with reference to the following related guidance and documents:

  • Equality Act 2010: advice for schools DfE Feb 2013
  • Schools SEN Information Report Regulations (2014)
  • Statutory Guidance on Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions April 2014
  • The National Curriculum in England Key Stage 1 and 2 framework document Sept 2013
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Teachers Standards 2012


Waltham Forest also have a Local Offer. Please click  HERE to view the Local offer.

This offers services that are available for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and / or disabilities aged from birth to 25.