Coppice Primary

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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Mrs Sidaway is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO).

Mr Steve Rodgers is our SEND Governor.

We work very hard to make sure your children are happy in school and are ready to learn. If pupils have learning difficulties, we work to ensure the learning is appropriate to their needs. This might mean providing them with a specific plan with work which suits their needs. This plan is called a 'Support Plan'. Parents/carers are involved in the formulation of this plan and are invited to review meeting to set new targets.


If your Child has Special Educational Needs what can we offer at Coppice Primary and Nursery School?

At Coppice Primary and Nursery School, we embrace the fact that every child is unique, and therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs. Special Educational Need Provision is provided to meet a child’s SEN that is ‘additional to or different from’ provision made for all children.


The four broad areas of SEN are:

  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and Physical needs


At Coppice Primary we have the following provisions in place:

  • Teaching Assistant and Teaching support
  • Small group intervention work
  • Nurture and positive play provision
  • Fine and gross motor skills interventions
  • Social group interventions
  • Lego therapy
  • Sensory circuits/breaks
  • Emotional literacy interventions
  • Personalised pupil progress targets
  • Personalised resources and/or learning tasks
  • Specialised reading schemes
  • Annual reviews for pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan.
  • Termly reviews for all children with Support Plans
  • Transition schemes and close links with local secondary schools


Outside agencies involved with SEND pupils

At Coppice Primary we may receive support from:

  • Educational psychology
  • Behaviour support services
  • Support service for physical, hearing or sight impairments
  • Support service for SEN (SSSEN)
  • Autism Outreach
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Community and clinical paediatrics
  • Children and adolescent mental health services


We are keen to keep parents and carers informed of pupil progress. If you have any worries or concerns please contact Mrs Sidaway on the school number and we will arrange a meeting for you.

What is the local offer?

  • ‘The Children and Families Bill’ became obligatory from September 2014. From this date Local Authorities and Schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the ‘Local Offer’ is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
  • Please go to   for more information on the Derbyshire Offer.

The government introduced a new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in September 2014.

SEND Policy

This page will be updated with the new SEND information as it is available.