Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School

Special Educational Needs

This page is a statement of the aims, principles and strategies for provision for children with Special Educational Needs at Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School.

If you have concerns about any area of your child’s learning or social skills, please speak with your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

Our Inclusion leader and SENCO, Miss Abi Cunnington, is also on hand to discuss any learning needs and strategies with you, by appointment through the school office.


From the DfE’s SEN Code of Practice – January 2015

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

For children aged two or more, special educational provision is educational provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools or by relevant early years providers.

Aims of SEND provision at Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School

  • To reach high levels of achievement for all
  • To be an inclusive school
  • To ensure the identification of all pupils requiring SEND provision as early as possible in their school career
  • To meet individual needs through a wide range of provision
  • To attain high levels of satisfaction and participation from pupils, parent and carers
  • To share a common vision and understanding with all stakeholders
  • To give transparent resourcing to SEND
  • To provide curriculum access for all
  • To work towards inclusion in partnership with other agencies and schools
  • To achieve a level of staff expertise to meet pupil need
  • We recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life. In implementing this policy, we believe pupils will be helped to overcome their difficulties and achieve their potential.

Latest School Developments

Autism Education Trust: School Autism Standards

To further improve our provision for SEND learners we are currently working towards the school autism standards. To see more about the actions we are taking to achieve this award, please see our AET development plan, which can be accessed here.

For more information regarding our SEND provision at Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School, please see the documents below.

SEND Documents

SEND policy

Inclusion Policy

Dyslexia Friendly Policy

Redbrook Hayes SEND Information Report

Inclusion Menu

Common Acronyms for SEND

SEN Code of Practice - January 2015

Useful Websites


British Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK's leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK's leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

Parent Champions

Understanding Dyslexia – a useful guide for parents and families.

Dyslexia Assist

A list of useful website to support parents and families.


National Autistic Society

A wealth of information on Autism.

Autism West Midlands

The leading charity in the West Midlands for people with autism.

Reduce the Noise

Strategies to help reduce sensory overload.

Speech and Language

Talking Point
Talking Point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills. If a child has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or school. With the right help, they can develop the skills they need.


Dyspraxia Foundation

Offers information and supports individual and families affected by developmental dyspraxia.


ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Young Minds

A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children, advice about depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues affecting children, see website for details.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

A comprehensive source of information for young people, parents and professionals about the range of mental health difficulties and disorders that may be encountered during childhood and adolescence.

Healthy Lifestyles

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life.
Change 4 Life

Parenting Support

Support on a wide range of topics and aspects of parenting.