Our vision of Love, Learn, Thrive strongly influences our approach and commitment to all children including children with additional needs. All children are nurtured as individuals taking into account any additional needs or learning differences. As articulated within the Thrive element of our vision we deeply value every child as an individual recognising that achievement comes in many forms.

Learning with, from and alongside children with range of learning differences helps all children become sensitive and support of diversity preparing them well for life in modern Britain.

Support for children with additional needs is systematically planned and sensitively delivered by our dedicated team of teachers and support staff. This provision is monitored and evaluated by our dedicated non teaching SENDCO, Head teacher and SEND governors.

Following the changes to the SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) Code of Practice September 2014, we are pleased to provide the following information:

‘For such a small school, the number of pupils with SEND is high. Leaders plan well to make sure that these pupils are settled and included. Adults help these pupils to develop the ability to socialise and learn.’ Ofsted 2019

Provision for children with SEND

At The Federation of Follifoot & Spofforth Church of England Primary Schools we work hard to enable all children to love, learn and thrive. We aim to plan for continuity and progression at our school and upon transfer to secondary education. We recognise the entitlement of all children to a rich, relevant and coherently planned curriculum. Our SEND policy reinforces the need for teaching that is fully inclusive. The Governing Body will ensure that appropriate provision will be made for all pupils with SEND.

Our SENDCO is Mrs Zara Chantler.   She holds a PGCE in SEND from the University of Teeside.  Mrs Chantler can be contacted by email at:

Our SEND Governor is Emma Booth.

The Local Offer

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child. Information about the North Yorkshire Local Offer can be found on the following links:

What is the Local Offer?—local-offer

North Yorkshire Local Offer site map

The School SEND information report (see bottom of this page) outlines what we can offer your child so that they can have equal access to the curriculum and make progress in their learning.

If you have any queries at all please contact Mrs Chantler, our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator. If you would like copies of the documents below or if you are unable to access either document, please see Mrs Giddings/Mrs Morris in the office or use our contact form



Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Report 2021-22

Graduated Approach to Special Education needs and implementing the Code of Practice in the classroom 2021-2022

Our Graduated Response to Social Emotional and Mental Health Provision 2021 2022

Guide to SEND parents Follifoot and Spofforth 2021-2022

Follifoot Spofforth Federation Provision Maps For the academic year 2021-2022

Meeting the needs of vulnerable learners in our classrooms- guide for school staff 2021-2022