Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Approximately 12% of children within a school may have what can be described as having special educational needs &/or disabilities (SEND). If you have any concerns please come and talk to us. Our SEND Co-ordinator, Priti Gohil can meet with you to discuss any concerns. Please contact the school office and we will make an appointment for you.

The definition provided by the Government is:


SEN Support

Extra or different help is given from that provided as part of the school’s usual curriculum. The class teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) may receive advice or support from outside specialists. The pupil does not have a statement or education, health and care plan.

Statement of special educational needs (statement) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

A pupil has a statement or EHC plan when a formal assessment has been made. A document is in place that sets out the child’s need and the extra help they should receive.


The categories of SEND classification which helps us to support your child in the appropriate way are:

  • Communication and interaction.
  • Cognition and learning.
  • Social, emotional and mental health.
  • Sensory and/or physical.