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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


SEND and Equality

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


Miss Jacqueline Moore is our SENDCo and can be contacted via email on or on 01296 481380 Option 3


At Elmhurst we recognise that sometimes learning can be challenging for some pupils.  We provide quality first teaching for all pupils and when pupils have been identified as having additional needs we offer individualised support.

Every child on the SEND register has an SEN support plan. This outlines desired outcomes, type of provision, time and financial costings. These are shared with parents and carers three times per year.

We have Learning Support Assistants to support those children with additional needs.  They are trained to run a number of interventions including:

  • Language Link, Speech Link and Shape Coding - to support pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • Precision Monitoring - to support pupils with specific numerical or literacy difficulties. 
  • First Class at Number - to support pupils with Numeracy difficulties.
  • Rainbow Road and Handwriting - to support pupils with gross/fine motor difficulties.
  • Lexia - to develop phonetic reading skills. 
  • Social Skills Groups - to support children with social interactions, confidence and developing friendships.
  • Nurture Group - a small group for children who may feel insecure in school or who are in need of more adult attention than can be provided in their main class.

‘Ordinarily Available Provision’ promotes a consistent ethos to supporting children receiving SEND Support.  This approach has been created by schools, professionals and parents and is a fantastic user-friendly, accessible resource for all. It outlines the special educational needs that children may have across the four broad areas, with easy to use provision suggestions for all members of school staff and families alike, as well as strategies for the whole school and quality first teaching. 

We are proud to have excellent links with multiple external agencies.  You may find the following links of use.

Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and to set at least one equality objective every 4 years.  The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:

  1. Remove or minimise disadvantages.
  2. Take steps to meet different needs.
  3. Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.


We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people.  It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups or individuals.


The objectives below represent our school’s priorities and are the outcome of a careful review and analysis of data and other evidence.  They also take into account national and local priorities and issues.

  1. By July 2021, to ensure that the attainment of EAL pupils in Phonics and Early Reading at the end of EYFS and KS1 is in line with National for this group.
  2. By July 2023, to ensure that the attainment of boys in writing at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is in line with National for this group.
  3. By July 2023, to ensure that the attainment of girls in mathematics at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is in line with National for this group.
  4. By July 2021, to have improved the outcomes for Disadvantaged Pupils in reading, writing and mathematics so that they are aligned with the outcomes for Disadvantaged Pupils nationally and close to National All Other data.
  5. To continue to educated pupils and staff, and to have clear systems and processes in place to actively stand up to prejudice and stereotypes through a variety of approaches.  To have clear systems for improving the impact and outcomes for BAME people in all aspects of school life.  To encourage the whole school community to commit to a society that faces the above challenges and advocates for the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.