Nacton C of E Primary School

Limitless Learning Nurtured by our Christian Ethos



The school supports the requirements set out in the DfES guidance Inclusive Schooling, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act  Code of Practice 2015 and the Equality Act 2010. In particular, we will not treat disabled pupils less favourably, without justification, for a reason which relates to their disability; and we will make reasonable adjustments so that disabled pupils are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to other pupils who are not disabled.


All carers of children with formal Education, Health and Care Plan have the right to choose a mainstream school for the education of their children.


The school has ramped access front and rear and accessible toilet provision for disabled users.

All children at some time may have special educational needs. The school monitors children’s progress closely so that children who need additional support are identified early. Parents or carers are always consulted, as are external advisers when appropriate.


The aims and objectives for children with special needs are the same as for all children at this school:

  • All pupils will have maximum access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum including the National Curriculum.
  • All children need to experience success and a sense of achievement.
  • All children have individual needs, which must be addressed.


It is the purpose of the Special Educational Needs Policy to clarify, both for staff and parents, the means by which these objectives can be achieved. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator is Miss Smith.

Local Authority Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill was enacted in September 2014. From this date Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available to children and young people with SEND. The Local Authority refer to this as the Local Offer

Special Educational Needs Information Report

We utilise the Local Authority’s Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by our policy and the provision that we are able to provide. This is outlined in our Information Report.

SENDIASS support and courses for parents.

Suffolk SENDIASS provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND, and their parents and carers. They also offer free training courses. 

SENDIASS Training Courses


Booking is open for our online session for parents and carers Drafting and finalising an EHC plan.  We will explore: the final stage of the EHC needs assessment process; naming a school; key sections of an EHCP and what a good plan looks like.  This aims to help parents and carers who have just had an EHC needs assessment agreed and those whose children already have an EHC plan. 

This session is not appropriate for parents who wish to find out more about the EHC needs assessment threshold and process. They can instead book on our EHC needs assessment webinar – details below.

Drafting and Finalising an EHC Plan

20th May 2022, 10am – 11:30pm

Click here to register


Still time to book on our popular EHC needs assessment webinar. This was coproduced separately with both parents and carers and practitioners and all are welcome to register.  The webinar includes explaining the purpose, threshold and process of an EHC needs assessment and how families are involved.

Anyone who registers will have access to a pre-recording to watch on demand and a suite of additional resources

EHC Needs Assessment

12th May 2022, 6pm – 7:30pm

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Also, parents and carers of primary aged children with speech, language and communication needs can still book on a relaxed online session, hosted by SENDIASS, where specialist teachers from the Speech, Language and Communication service will explore ideas and language to help share and enjoy books together with your child.

The session is being held in the morning and repeated in the evening.

Sharing and Enjoying Books Together

11th May 2022, 10am – 11am or repeated 6pm – 7pm

Click here to register for the morning session

Click here to register for the evening session

Behavioursafe@home training


BehaviourSafe at home supports parents, carers and family members living with children who display extreme behaviours, to improve the safety of everyone. The focus of the programme is on early intervention, to help prevent the behaviour escalating and to reduce the need for restrictive interventions. The consultants provide meaningful and focused guidance, to help parent/carers make appropriate positive choices when managing difficult behaviours. As school we have used the consultants to provide behaviour safe training for our staff. For more information please download the flyer. To book the course, please complete the booking form.

SEND Family Newsletter


Following the Independent SEND Review and as part of their efforts to communicate more widely with families, Suffolk County Council have re-launched a SEND Newsletter, under the new name of Local Offer News. With an introduction from Assistant Director Ros Somerville, the first edition is out now, containing strategic updates from Education, Health and Care, and other local SEND news and resources.


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