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Special Educational Needs

SENCo: Mrs Harper

SEND Governor: Mrs Derby

At Phoenix Infant and Nursery  School we are committed to offering a curriculum that is accessible to all children regardless of their background, needs or abilities. Teachers will respond to the individual needs of our children and make any necessary adaptations to ensure that our children are secure in the next steps of their learning.

Our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity. The inclusion of pupils identified as having special educational needs and disability (SEND) in our school community is integral to the diversity and richness of our school.  OFSTED January 2022 recognised that “Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities receive strong support to access the full curriculum. Leaders and staff are ambitious for all pupils to achieve well, whatever their circumstances" The school has also been awarded the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark .


Our co-ordinator for pupils with Special Educational Needs is Mrs Harper who is also the Head teacher. Mrs Harper is always happy to provide families with support and advice; she can be contacted via the school office or your child’s class teacher. The link to our SEND Information Report that gives information about the provision can be accessed here SEND Information Report

Listed below are some links to websites that you might find useful:

SEN Local Offer: Nottinghamshire’s SEND Local Offer brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families across education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors.  The Neurodevelopmental Behaviour Support service is based within the Family Service and provides early support to families where there are concerns that a child has neurodevelopmental behaviour support needs which may be indicative of ASC or ADHD. – A government guide to support parents of pupils with SEND – A link to the National Autistic Society and Autism Trust. This site provides support for families who have a child with ASD or ASD traits. Autism East Midlands provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire.   

This service supports parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities living in two local authority areas – you can contact us if you live in Nottingham City or anywhere within the county of Nottinghamshire. You can also contact us if you are about to move into either of these areas.


Rainbow Parents Carers Forum is a support group and voice for parents & carers
who have a child with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND). We are a parent led organisation whose mission is to “Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes”.



Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. Our innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults.

With a more thorough understanding of special needs on the rise, autism friendly events have begun to be implemented throughout the UK, allowing those on the autism spectrum, along with their carers and families, to enjoy and take part in regular events and attractions.


​  SOS!SEN has been supporting families for 20 years to help them secure the right special educational provision for children and young people with SEND ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provide support and resources for parents who have a pupil with ADHD or ADD. Provide support, assessments and tuition through national learning centres. The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity that supports to inform and help parents who have children with Dyspraxia. The National Deaf Children’s Society can support parents with information and advice, resources, a helpline, making connections with other deaf parents and children, attending local events etc. Parenting advice on sleep, tantrums, using a naughty step, health eating, potty training, using reward charts etc. Support for families with bereavement.