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Special educational needs (SEN)




SENCo: Karin Graham


Ashford Hill Primary School is a mainstream primary school in a village setting. We have a caring ethos and our motto is to be the best we can be.

We are an inclusive, mainstream school with 5 classes from Reception age up to Year 6. We cater for children with a range of special educational needs, including autistic spectrum disorders, down syndrome, speech and language needs, moderate learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, emotional needs, social difficulties and behavioural needs.

The staff have a range of relevant training in makaton, down syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder. This is to enable us as a school to meet the needs of all children. Training is reviewed and updated regularly in order to meet the needs of children who are currently on role or who we know will be joining us.

We also work with a range of external agencies who come into school to work with children who need more specialised or extra support. Agencies that we have worked with include Hearing Impaired Specialist Teacher Advisory (HI STA), Visual Impaired Specialist Teacher Advisory (VI STA), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Hampshire Educational Psychology (EP), School Nurse, Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Primary Behaviour Service (PBS). If a child has a need which was not being met, then we would find an appropriate agency who could help us to meet their needs.