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Children with Additional Needs (SEN)

Special Educational Needs at Nettleham Infant School


Karen Lodge

Special Educational Needs

“A child has Special Educational Needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for Special Educational Provision to be made for him or her.” (SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2014). 


At Nettleham Infant and Nursery School we pride ourselves on working closely with children, parents and other professionals to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all children. We are a fully inculsive school and strive to allow all children to meet their potential.


The SEN Code of Practice identifies 4 broad areas of SEN.

These are:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social Mental and Emotional Health
  • Sensory and/or Physical


Children who may be experiencing difficulties in one or more of these areas are initially monitored by their class teacher and the schools Special Needs Co-ordinator who, in consultation with the Head teacher, will decide what further action needs to be taken, if any. Working in partnership with parents is fundemental to providing the best support and we work hard to support parents and keep them up to date with how their child is progressing.


Further information can be found in the schools Children with Additional Needs: Parent Information Pack which you can find on this page.


We hope the information on this page can answer any questions you may have, but if you have any further questions, queries or need any clarification please contact us using one of the methods at the bottom of this page.


Nettleham Infant School Children with Additional Needs Parent Information Pack

SEN Policy Including Complaints Procedure for Parents of children with Additional Needs

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.

Further Information / Courses for Parents

Making Sense of Sensory Behaviour

Contact Us

If you have any queries you can contact the school on 01522 750964 or email us at

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