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At Leighton Primary & Preschool we are dedicated to being inclusive; striving for all of our  children to feel safe, secure and happy at school. We recognise every child is unique and  celebrate this.  

Our team is committed to creating a school experience that is inclusive of all children where they are able to achieve and grow together and  reach their full potential. 

The Leighton team has high expectations of all learners and facilitates support and access to opportunities so all children achieve well. We achieve this by:

  • using assessment alongside detailed knowledge about children and information from families

  • providing quality first teaching that is differentiated and personalised 

  • setting ambitious and stretching targets

  • promoting personal and social development

  • recognsing the importance of good language and communication

  • making reasonable modifications or adjustments as required. 

We recognise that, at some point during their time at school, children may need educational provision that is additional to or different to that of their peers. ‘A child or young person has a Special Educational Need if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them’ (Special educational needs & disability code of practice: 0-25 years January 2015 - p15 xii). Some children will need help and support for the whole time they are in education, whilst other children may only need support for a short period of time.

A child of compulsory school age of young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in maintained schools

(Special educational needs & disability code of practice: 0-25 years January 2015 - p15 -16 xiv)

Within the Special education needs & disability code of practise, there are 4 categories of need; 

  • Cognition and Learning

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health

  • Physical and Sensory

  • Communication and Interaction

Children can have areas of need within one or more of these categories. They will receive different levels of modification or adaptation depending on individual need. This can also vary depending on the subject.

Collaborative working with families, children, staff and professionals helps to ensure appropriate modification or adaptation is made for those who need it. Together, we develop a joint learning plan (JLP) setting out the intent (plan),  actions (do) and timescale for  review. This includes use of short, medium and/or long term intervention to address the specific need. For some children, a personal programme of learning is needed. In these cases we make sure we plan from where the learner is, establishing milestones that are recognised and celebrated. 

Mrs Bilby, our SENDCo, can be contacted through this email address - 

If I have a concern or complaint, what is the process to address this?

We hope by maintaining regular communication between families and school, that you will not have cause to make a complaint.  However, if you do, the process is outlined below in our complaints policy.

Local Offer

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Family Voice

Family Voice are a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. They are here for Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs.

Family Voice Website