Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves

Who can I talk to about SEND at Dickens Heath?

Your child’s class teacher will be your first point of contact if you have any concerns. Class teachers are responsible for:

  • Providing scaffolding within their teaching and learning to meet the needs of all learners. 
  • Setting termly targets for pupils alongside the SENDCO
  • Monitoring pupils progress and sharing this with parents through termly review meetings
  • Liaising with parents and the SENCO to support the identification of additional needs where appropriate and mapping of required provision 
  • Planning for learning support assistants to work with children within the classroom 
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND policy is followed in their classroom


The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator), Mrs A Carabine is responsible for:

  • The day to day running of the school’s SEND policy
  • Liaising with and advising fellow staff to support pupils
  • Supporting the process of identification of additional needs through making referrals to external agencies
  • Co-ordinating the provision for children with SEND
  • Maintaining the schools SEND register
  • Setting termly targets for pupils alongside class teachers
  • Monitoring the progress of all pupils with SEND
  • Liaising with parents of children with SEND
  • Contributing to the in-service training of staff, and liaising with external agencies.
  • Meeting with the SEND governor and reporting termly to governors 


The Inclusion Lead, Mrs Miller, is responsible for the strategic and operational development of Inclusion, including SEND provision across school. 


The SEND governor, Miss Deb Harvey, whose responsibilities include:

  • Making sure that the school has an up to date SEND policy and report 
  • Making sure that the school has appropriate provision and has made necessary adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the school.
  • Making visits to understand and monitor the support given to the children with SEND in the school and being part of the process to ensure each child achieves his/her potential in school.