​Learning Support - SEN

We are very proud of our school as we are fully inclusive and manage the needs of all our children, whether with support or by extending their learning with challenge. We have Dyslexia Friendly Status and consider our learning environments very carefully.Mrs McLelland

Our SEN policy meets the new requirements for SEND in line with the new SEND Code of Practice effective from 1 September 2014. Our school has co-produced our SEN policy with families, children and young people. It can be viewed on our policy page.    

Our SENCO is Mrs Maria McLelland and she can be contacted through the school office.

Further information regarding SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) can be found on the Somerset Choices website https://www.somersetchoices.org.uk/

On this page you will be able to read details of our local offer by clicking on any of the questions.

Also see: New Special Educational Needs Code of Practice Leaflet


​What else can I do to help my child?


You are the person who knows your child best and has the most influence on their development. You could try to –

  • Share books with each other
  • Talk and listen to each other
  • Involve them in family activities and encourage them to take responsibility for doing certain jobs around the house
  • Play games that help develop good social relationships and self confidence.

Remember to be realistic with your expectations of your child. It is very important that you encourage and praise your child for what they can achieve.

You can also help your child by working as a partner in their education. For example you should try to:

  • Keep in regular contact with the school and discuss how to support your child’s learning
  • Always contact the school if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s education
  • Ask for an explanation if you are unsure about what people are saying
  • Attend parents evenings, concerts, performances whenever possible to let your child know that you are interested in what they are doing at school
  • Share all the relevant information with your child’s school and other professionals involved


Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School

SENCo: Mrs M  McLelland               Tel: 01460 72833