Special Educational Needs and Disabilities [SEND]

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities [SEND]
Mrs Woodhouse is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator [SENCO] at Ellwood Community Primary School. 
Mrs Woodhouse
Our SENCO is available to meet with parents/carers if they have any concerns about their child's SEND needs or progress. If you need to speak to Mrs Woodhouse, please make an appointment through the school office. 
  • Mrs Woodhouse


Parent Feedback October 2023
100% of parents who had a child with an SEND need said that the school gives the child/ren the support they need to succeed. 

About neurodiversity

People experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways.  No two children are the same and each child’s needs change as they grow and develop, meaning they may need more or less support at different times in their lives.  

A diagnosis isn’t required before you can start to understand your child’s needs or get them support at home or in school. Use the link below to help understand more about neurodiversity.

At Ellwood Community Primary School, all children are valued equally, regardless of their abilities or needs. Our aim is for all children to achieve their full potential and become rounded individuals by giving them a broad and balanced curriculum. The school recognises that every child is different and will have their own interests and needs. Staff will use this as much as possible to help children within their learning.


Special Educational Needs and Disability [SEND] is when pupils need additional or different provision to enable them to achieve their potential. It is when one or more of the following is a barrier to their learning:


· Communication and Language

· Social, Emotional and Mental Health

· Cognition & Learning

· Medical, Physical or Sensory Needs