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, SENCo, is Miss Smith. She can be contacted via the school office, 01473 659370 or by emailing 

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


There’s still time to book on the following sessions:


Three drop-in coproduction opportunities where parents, carers and young people can tell us what kind of information they would like us to put together in the future to help families prepare for adulthood. These are not training or advice sessions


Preparing for adulthood from the earliest years 


2 October join online any time between 7pm – 8pm 

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4 October join online any time between 6pm – 7pm 

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6 October drop in any time between 10am – 11:30am 

Kirkley Family Hub, Kirkley Street, Lowestoft, NR33 0LU 

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And a new session for parents and carers, recently coproduced with families and early years practitioners, which explores the process of support in early years settings for children with special educational needs and how parents are involved. We will also explore support for children with disabilities and medical needs.  

Anyone who registers will have access to a pre-recording of the session to watch on demand and linked resources. 

SEN support in early years settings


Online session 

October 2023 10am – 11:30am 

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Our popular EHC needs assessment webinar explains the purpose, threshold, and process of an EHC needs assessment and how you and your child are involved. This was coproduced separately with both parents and carers and practitioners, and all are welcome to book. 

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

EHC Needs Assessments


Online session 

11 October 2023 6pm – 7:30pm 

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And also, our online session aiming to help families prepare for their child’s transition to primary school. Parents and carers helped coproduce this session, which will be supported by a member of the Early Years and Childcare team. We will explore what kind of information is helpful to find out from and share with school, ideas to help prepare for the start of term and considerations for children with SEND.  

Anyone who registers will have access to a pre-recording of the session to watch on demand and linked resources. 

Preparing for the transition to primary school


Online session 

13 October 2023 10am – 11:30am 

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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.


Two-day courses will be delivered by Bells Croft Consultancy on the following dates:

  • 19th and 26th September 2023 – Bury St Edmunds
  • 10th and 17th October 2023 – Lowestoft
  • 7th and 14th November 2023 – Ipswich
  • 16th and 23rd January 2024 – Sudbury
  • 6th and 13th February 2024 – Bury St Edmunds
  • 5th and 12th March 2024 – Ipswich

Full address and details provided with enquiry or booking

Prices are:

£30.00 for one parent/carer

£50.00 for two parent/carers

Please note these courses are heavily subsidised with the original cost being £200 per person. Therefore, the booking fee is non-refundable.

Please contact us at for a Booking form or to go on our waiting list.

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.


Direct link to newsletter


We are a neurodiversity support service based in Suffolk that sits on the NDD pathway.

We run drop ins for Parents/Carers of those with children and young people that have neurodiverse needs. Please share this information with Parents/Carers that may need a place to come and ask questions and get non-judgemental support and guidance. Our drop ins are open for anyone regardless of whether they are under our service or not 😊

We also hold a LEAF after our drop ins, this is a lived experience advisory forum, which is a space for those with lived experience to share their ideas and experiences with neurodiversity and use these to help improve support services.

Please see the posters below with the locations and dates.

Suffolk Parent Carer Forum (SPCF)


 We are Suffolk Parent Carer Forum - SPCF, the recognised parent carer forum for Suffolk.

We are a Suffolk based charity made up of parent carers with lived experience who have come together so that we can help shape the provisions and services our children and young people access. We do this through participation, consultation and co-production alongside Suffolk County Council, Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care Board, Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care Board and the Department for Education.


Please see the leaflets below that give more information about what we do or you can find out more about us on our website:

Upcoming Parent/Carer Workshops from the Psychology in Schools

Any information on the website can be provided to parents/carers in paper format, for free, if requested.