Home Page

Special educational needs (SEN)









At Ashford Hill Primary School 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. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality training and guidance from our team.

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. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions to support their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and are informed about their child's learning regularly.

We alongside 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.


The following documentation will provide more information about SEND at Ashford Hill and within the local area. If you have any questions or wish to discuss SEND at Ashford Hill please do not hesitate to contact me.


Elizabeth Cole

Interim SENCO

0118 981 3822



Our termly SEND coffee mornings will resume after February half term.

We hope that they will be able to be in person, socially distanced but will continue virtually if needed.


Watch this space for information about speakers and themes for discussion.

Here are some links to useful websites related to SEND:




Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC):


Mental health and wellbeing :


If there are other areas of need you wish to discuss or need support with, please make an appointment with your child's class teacher or SENCo.