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Special Education Needs


St Anne’s is committed to inclusion and to the development of cultures, policies and practises that include all learners. We pride ourselves on knowing all of our children individually, and take account of every child's learning preferences and needs. We aim to create a sense of community and belonging, and to develop an environment where all children are equally valued and can flourish and feel safe.

It is our policy to endeavour to meet the needs of children who experience barriers to their learning, which may relate to physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulties or emotional or social development, or may relate to factors in their environment, including the learning environment that they experience in school.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity.  We believe that many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term.  We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person, including those with SEND. If children are not able to ‘learn the way we teach’ then we must ‘teach the way they learn’. 

We have produced a document called our ‘School Information Report’ which is a legal requirement, and is updated annually and illustrates our approach to SEN. The school’s SEN policy  is outlines the school’s intent and implementation of SEN.

All Local Authorities also have to provide a local offer of SEN services, which can help with accessing support or advice. Please click on the button below to find more information

Local Offer 

The school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs. M. Sadie and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Assistant is Mrs. M. Burke.

They can be contacted by email: m.burke@st-annes.hants.sch.uk or by contacting the school office on 01256464165.

The school’s SEND Governor is Mrs. E. Flaherty.



A Guide for Parents and Carers

SEN Policy

SEN Information Report

Hampshire SENDIASS


A New Code of Practice for Special Education Needs came into effect from 1st September 2014 and later updated January 2015. This represents a significant difference from the previous code and proposes a more localised provision across the agencies that might be involved.

The main changes are that national categories such as School Action and School Action+ no longer exist. Each individual School must have a graded system of support to meet the needs of individual pupils.  

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