SEND Information 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Grassmoor Primary School

Value Statement

We put the children at the heart of everything that we do and we are proud to be a welcoming inclusive setting where all children feel like valued members of the team. We appreciate that achievement can take different forms for different children and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment where children can celebrate their individual successes.


We have high expectations for the behaviour and progress of all children and, through the use of highly personalised provision, we ensure that all children receive the support they need to achieve their potential and thrive!


We aim to do the following:

  • Maintain a culture of inclusion and diversity in which children's lived experiences are considered and people with disabilities are able to participate fully in school life.

  • Ensure all children and families are given a voice.

  • Eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities.

  • Proactively identify additional needs and offer early intervention.

  • Provide broad, balanced, and enjoyable learning experiences which are accessible to all.

  • Promote links between the home, school, external services and the wider community.

  • Give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe but challenging environment.

  • Reinforce positive attitudes and seek creative solutions to any barriers.

  • Develop independent, lifelong learners with active, inquisitive minds who are prepared for the next stage in their development.


The SEND Team

The Inclusion Lead at Grassmoor Primary School is Mrs Sharon James and she is supported by both Mrs Lyndsey Nelson and Mrs Karen Kibble in the role of SENCOs.


Definition of disability

Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. A pupil is defined as having SEND if they have difficulty in making progress or accessing provision any of the following areas:

  • Learning (e.g. problems with reading or maths)
  • Social,  Emotional and behaviour  (e.g. anxiety, mental health difficulties,  diagnosis of autism, emotional difficulties, aggressive or withdrawn behaviour)
  • Communication and interaction (speech and language difficulties)
  • Sensory or Physical (e.g. a hearing or visual impairment, cerebral palsy)


If you would like to speak to someone about your child, please contact your child's teacher or SENCO.


 SEND Information Report

 SEND Policy

 Accessibility Plan


Useful links

Derbyshire SEND Local Offer –

Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service –