Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

As a school we are committed to the integration and inclusion of pupils with a range of needs covering the four broad areas of need:

Cognition and Learning Difficulties 

Communication and Interaction Needs

Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health Needs

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

The management and coordination of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) is the responsibility of:

Mrs Moffatt - SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator)

Every child’s progress and learning is the responsibility of the class teacher, who under the SEND code of practice (2014) is accountable for the pupil’s progress and development, including where pupils access support from learning support assistants or specialist staff. The SENDCo will make sure that necessary school staff are aware of your child’s needs and that the correct support is in place to ensure that they become confident learners.

At Parkside Middle School, all children receive high quality first teaching which is an approach which takes into account the needs of all learners in the classroom through a range of differentiated strategies. We do accept that some children may be at risk of not making the required amount of progress either academically, socially, emotionally or physically. We therefore have rigorous procedures in place to enable staff to promptly assess, plan, implement and review provision for individual children. This is to ensure that all pupils, regardless of need, have appropriate provision in place to support them to reach their full potential. We use a graduated approach to help identify, plan, implement and review provision to meet children’s needs:


The SEND Team:

Mrs. JenkinDeputy Headteacher, Behaviour, Inclusion, Welfare (SDP/Child Protection, CSE, Prevent lead)
Mrs. MoffattSpecial Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator
Mrs. OakleyLeader of Mainstream Autism base
Mrs. DallawaySpecial Educational Needs and Disabilities Administrator

You can find out more information within the School Information Report and SEND Policy, both of which you can find links to below.

If you believe your child may have a special educational need please contact your child's class teacher initially to discuss your concerns and implement an action plan.

If further action or advice is required following this meeting an appointment can be made to meet Mrs Moffatt (SENDCo) at

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