SENDCo: Miss Gemma Goodchild

 At Husthwaite CE Primary School we aim to respond sensitively, quickly and appropriately to any pupils who may need special educational provision and all children are valued equally. The school aims to cater for all children within the classroom, including those who may require additional support.

 Children are deemed to have special educational needs if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of their age – and/or
  • have a disability which either prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities which are generally provided in schools for children of their age.

 Support may take the form of individual or group tuition and may be provided from within school or from outside agencies. Time is often allocated on the recommendations of the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), Class Teacher, Special Education Advisory Service, Educational Psychologist, or Speech Therapist.

 The school has adopted the most recent Code of Practice in relation to children with special needs, which recognises the special needs of children and young people from 0 – 25 years.

 We value the importance of good communication between parents/carers and school and as such parents/carers are consulted at all times through informal discussions with the class teacher through our open-door policy and more formal regular review meetings every term.  

We have also created a frequently asked questions information which outlines what Husthwaite School can offer your child. For issues relating to behaviour and Special Educational Needs please refer to our Behaviour Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Pupil Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Mental Health and Well Being Policy 

Admissions policies for the school are set out in the North Yorkshire County Council School’s Admission Policy.

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Whole School Provision Map

Accessibility Plan

SEND- Parent Information

For parents of children with an identified, or undiagnosed special educational need, it is important to know who you can turn to for specialist advice and guidance beyond the school. As such, in North Yorkshire, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a free confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and disability. To find out more about what this great service have to offer, please follow the link  or call on 01609 536923.

PCV (Parent Carer Voice) North Yorkshire is the recognised parent carer forum for the region. Their vision is to inform, empower and represent the collective voice of families with children and young people with SEND across North Yorkshire.

Here you will find support from other parent carers, useful information and links, events and training which we hope will help inform and support your journey through the SEND services and beyond.

SEND – Local Offer

All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.) They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.   The Local Authority publishes its Local Offer which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

Find out more from the North Yorkshire County Council website