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Alexander Hosea Primary School

Roots to grow, wings to fly

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Welcome to the Alexander Hosea Primary SEND page.

My name is Kim Edgar and I am the school SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator).

To contact me please leave a message for me in the office or email me directly on

At Alexander Hosea Primary School we believe in ‘quality first teaching’ which is appropriately differentiated to ensure that all children, irrespective of need and ability can access the curriculum at their level and make at least good progress. This will involve the class teacher and teaching assistants working with varying groups of children to provide targeted teaching to support their next steps in learning.

We are committed to ensuring the personalisation of the curriculum and learning to ensure each child’s progress and attainment is maximised. On-going assessment is used to inform the next steps in each pupil’s learning. Sometimes it is considered necessary to support these next steps through more targeted teaching, or interventions. 

Intervention Groups

Interventions are used appropriately and flexibly to support teaching and learning with individuals and groups of children across the ability ranges.

Sometimes children will require more intensive interventions. These may take the form of a more structured regular intervention programme to support specific needs e.g. Rapid Reading, Springboard Maths and Inspire and Ignite groups.

These are undertaken by trained Teaching Assistants.These intervention groups are flexible and needs driven.

 New SEND Code of Practice 2014

Please click on blue writing to follow links.

The new SEND Code of Practice came into effect in September 2014. There is a government guide provided for parents and carers. Edward Timpson from the Department for Education has written a letter to parents and carers explaining the new reforms.

Please click here to see our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND Policy.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report

Education Health Care Plans

Children who currently have a Statement of SEND will, over the course of the next three years, be moved to a new Education Health Care Plan (EHCP); these are for children who require a higher level of support, often with a learning support assistant, sometimes one to one, sometimes in small groups.

In order to be issued an EHCP children usually need to have had several months of additional support already and they also need to have been assessed by specialists for specific learning difficulties; their needs will be more complex and longer term.

Disabled access to the school

We have a marked disabled parking bay just inside the entrance to the car park.

Access to the school building is possible through doors which are wheelchair user friendly.

The school building is all on ground level so there are no stairs.

We have two disabled toilets.

Accessibility Plans - 2016-2019

Accessibility Plan - Information 2016-2019

Accessibility Plan - Buildings 2016-2019 

Accessibility Plan - Curriculum 2016-2019 

Accessibility Plans - 2013-2016

Accessibility Plan - Information 2013-2016 - Review 2016

Accessibility Plan - Buildings 2013-2016 - Review 2016

Accessibility Plan - Curriculum 2013-2016 - Review 2016