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Luddenham School Every Child Can Achieve


At Luddenham School we recognise that every child is a unique individual. Our mission statement is "Every Child Can Achieve."


With this in mind it is our responsibility to ensure that every child in our school truly matters and reaches their full potential.


Your child will be helped and encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability and their achievements will be celebrated.


They will learn to make choices, be responsible for their own actions, be polite, to be co - operative, to get along with others and to care for the environment in which we live and learn.


The SEND and pastoral team consists of:

Mrs M Mannings - SENCo

Mrs Friar & Mrs Gray  - Cross School Interventions



Mrs Mannings is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEND. She works with staff to monitor the child’s progress and plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected. She regularly has contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.


As not all needs are identified through the study of attainment data, Mrs Manning has deployed multiple documents all with the aim of identify the needs of children as early as possible so as to better support them.


Other responsibilities can be seen in the new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. Please be aware that this is the most current Code of Practice which the Department for Education have launched in June 2014. If you have any concerns regarding SEN matters do not hesitate to discuss these with Mrs Mannings.

How does Luddenham know if a child needs extra help?


We know when children need help if:


  • concerns are raised by the child, parents/carers, teachers or the child’s previous school
  • there is an apparent change in the child’s behaviour
  • there is an apparent change in the child’s wellbeing
  • there is lack of academic progress
  • there is poor attainment levels


Not all of these are enough to suggest that a child has Special Educational Needs, which is this is never a decision made in isolation and wherever possible in a way which involves the school, the parents, and the child.


What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs? 

If you have concerns then please contact your child’s class teacher first. It might be that they have already acknowledged this and be engaging in class based / lower level support. If this is evidenced as not meeting the need of the child, they will then liaise with the appropriate staff and will keep you updated.

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