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Snettisham Primary School


At Snettisham Primary School we promote an inclusive ethos within which we aim to meet the needs of all our students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and seek to ensure that they fulfil their potential. 

We are an inclusive school with a wide range of individual needs and specialist provision. We use a graduated approach to supporting children with additional needs which identifies support when it is needed, which helps children become independent and confident.  Our SEND pupils are happy, well included and make great progress, sometimes in smaller steps. Through our inclusive admissions policy, we make sure that children with additional needs can be admitted to our school if it is your chosen preference. We also use our Pupil Premium Funding to support all children with quality training and intervention.  

The Norfolk County Council SEND Website gives plenty of information and advice for families wanting help with SEND: NCC SEN D Local Offer Information Website

SEND Team and Contact Details

Trust SENCo - Mrs T Menday
Primary Trust Assistant SENCo - Mr D Furzey
SEND Administrator - Ms G Harris

If you would like to contact our SEND team to discuss any issues you have, please email them on

Our Approach to SEND

  • We believe in participation for all - inclusion. We want all adults and children to participate in learning, and we celebrate all members of our community. We want to create an inclusive culture in our school, and we aim to be responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills.
  • We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in the school. For more information on our approach, please see our teaching and learning policy on the school website.
  • We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community. We monitor the progress of all learners, and staff continually assess, ensuring that learning is taking place. Our whole school system for monitoring progress includes regular pupil progress meetings alongside staff engagement in coaching and supervision.

How we Identify SEND

At different times in their school career, a young child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice identifies SEN as:

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”

If a learner is identified as having SEN, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.

We involve parents/carers every step of the way, and we hope that through working together, we can ensure your child leaves this school with positive experiences.

Other Sources of Support 

If you need additional information, help or support on SEND please see below:

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools

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Support for families of children with neurodevelopmental differences/additional needs in Norfolk

For families who are worried about autism/ADHD/additional needs. NHS Norfolk and Waveney have produced an information sheet listing a number of services available to you and your family to support you on your journey. Please click here to reach out to them for help.

Norfolk SEND Partnership information and advice service (SENDiass) Norfolk SEND Partnership Home Page (

Family Voice Norfolk Home – Family Voice Norfolk

SENSational Families SENsational Families | Home

Norfolk SEN Network Norfolk SEN Network – Supporting parents of children with special educational needs

Norfolk and Waveney ASD/ADHD Support Service -

Area SEND strategy - Norfolk County Council

Norfolk SEND Youth Forum | Norfolk SEND Partnership (

Understanding Dyslexia - A Guide for Families