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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

St Nicholas Primary is an inclusive school. Some children experience greater difficulties than average for those in the same age group. These children are then offered extra support in their work and may sometimes be identified as having Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. We strive to ensure that children with SEND have equality of opportunity to succeed, that their individual talents are recognised and that they reach their full potential.



The school follows the SEND criteria set by the Local Authority.  The school implements the SEND Code of Practice and children with difficulties are placed on the school SEND register, which is confidential to their parents and staff.  The children's progress is closely monitored and reviewed at regular intervals by the Inclusion Co-ordinator, the class teacher and parents.  The school is also able to access many support agencies in order to support children with specific difficulties and we work closely with all outside professionals.



Children with SEND are supported in a variety of ways. Children may work in small groups with a Teaching Assistant. This usually occurs within the classroom, but on occasions it may be more appropriate to withdraw the group, or an individual child, to work outside the classroom.


The school policy for SEND and Inclusion is also available for parents to view either from the School Office or via the website on our policies page, or click om the link below.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Delivering Special Provision Locally


St. Nicholas Primary is an inclusive school. The Inclusion coordinator, Mrs Birss, can be contacted via

Please click below for the latest report to see the range of support and provision we can provide to meet the needs of children with SEND.

Our policies section of the website includes our Equality Policy and Accessibility Action Plan, with information on our Equality Objectives and how well we have met them.  Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy is also available.

Go to our policies page or click the link below.

To help us to continue to improve accessibility for all pupils and their families, it is useful if we have any information about any disability within your family. Please complete the Family Disability Questionnaire if this might apply to you.

Hertfordshire Information


This is information from Hertfordshire that all schools are asked to share with parents.