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 a differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Identifying pupils with SEND so that early intervention can be implemented
  • Liaising with parents and the SENCO
  • Attending pupil review meetings
  • Planning for learning support assistants to work with the children
  • 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 Inclusion policy
  • Liaising with and advising fellow staff to support pupils
  • Co-ordinating the provision for children with SEND
  • Maintaining the schools SEND register
  • 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


The SEND governor, Mrs Nicki Brown, whose responsibilities include:

  • Making sure that the school has an up to date Inclusion policy
  • 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.