SEND and Inclusion

At Pebsham Primary Academy our aim is for all children, including those with SEN and disabilities, to achieve and make progress in line with the achievements and progress of all other children within the school; and those nationally. We strive to raise the aspirations and expectations for these children, and to focus on outcomes rather than hours of provision and support.

The 2014 Code of Practice says that:

‘A person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.  At compulsory school age this means he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or, has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.’

There are four broad categories of SEN:

1. Communication and interaction – such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Speech and Language difficulties.

2. Cognition and learning – such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Moderate Learning Difficulties.

3. Social, emotional and mental health – such as ADHD, Attachment Disorders, emotional difficulties and mental health difficulties.

4. Physical and sensory – such as a physical disability that impairs learning, hearing impairments and visual impairments.

We seek to fulfil the following objectives:

1.  To identify SEN and additional needs as early as possible and to provide appropriate support to meet these needs, in order to overcome barriers to learning and participation.

2.  To ensure that every child experiences success in their learning and achieves to the highest possible standard.

3.  To value and encourage the contribution of all children to the wider life of the school.

4.  To develop outstanding practice that is in line with the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice 2014.

5.  To operate a ‘whole pupil – whole school’ approach to the management and provision of support for SEN.

6.  To develop outstanding ‘High Quality Teaching’ to meet the needs of SEN pupils in the classroom.

7.  To ensure that a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has responsibility for fulfilling the role of SENCO in the school.

8.  To provide timely support, training and advice for all staff working with SEN pupils.

9.  To work in close partnership with parents and pupils to develop coherent and personalised support for pupils with SEN.

10. To work in close collaboration with governors and outside agencies to develop outstanding SEN provision and inclusive practice.

Our Inclusion Leader is Mrs Gemma Jessup who can be contacted by email or telephone:


Telephone: 01424 215175

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Amaze is an independent charity whose work with parent carers and young people is funded from a variety of sources: local authorities, central government, health services, trusts and foundations, businesses, public donations and from fundraising events.

They provide a range of information, advice and support services to parent carers and also direct to children and young people with SEND.


CLASS+ works across East Sussex to support families/carers of young people with ASD. Our aim is to provide guidance and training that enables families/carers to build their understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by children and young people with Autism and so to develop greater confidence in how to support them.