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Additional Needs

The term Additional Needs encompasses social, emotional, behavioural and physical problems as well as educational needs. In many cases these can be dealt with in the classroom. Children who give cause for concern in one or more of these areas, or because they have an unusually high level of achievement, are monitored by their class teacher and the schools Special Needs Co-ordinator who, in consultation with the Head teacher, will decide what action needs to be taken, if any. All such activities follow a nationally recognised code of practice.


At Nettleham Infant School we pride ourselves on working closely with children, parents and other professionals to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of any child who is experiencing difficulty not only with learning. Staff work well and will personalise learning fully according to the child's needs. Further information can be found in the schools Children with Additional Needs: Parent Information Pack which you can find on this page.

Nettleham Infant School Children with Additional Needs Parent Information Pack 2015 - 2016

SEN Policy 2017

Pupils and Visitors with Disabilities


The school has provided resources to allow pupils and visitors with disabilities to our school to be safe and access as much of the building as possible.

  • Disabled parking space with enough room for wheelchair access.
  • Fully equipped disabled toilet with alarm and shower facilities.
  • Ramp access to Reception area and all areas within main school on one level.
  • Ramp access to the playground.
  • Alarm beacons as well as audio alarms in the disabled toilet for pupils/visitors with hearing impairment.

SEN Acronymns


SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability

SENCO: Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator

PLP: Personal Learning Plan

EHCP: Educational Health Care Plan


ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHAMS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

EP: Educational Psychologist

ESCO: Early Support Care Co Ordination

EWO: Education Welfare Officer

HI: Hearing Impairment

LA: Local Authority

MSI: Multi-Sensory Impairment

OT: Occupational Therapy/Therapist

PD: Physical Disability

SALT: Speech and Language Therapy

SEMH: Social, Emotional and Mental Health

STAPS: Specialist Teacher and Psychology Service

VI: Visual Impairment