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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - SEND

What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?

A Special Educational Need is a difficulty or barrier that affects a child's ability to learn and to access the curriculum. A Disability is a long-term health condition which causes a difficulty or barrier to learn or to access the curriculum. We are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and recognise that some of our children will need additional support. If you have any further concerns regarding SEND, this Government document will offer further reading: 

We are proud of the support we offer as a school and as a Federation with Denton CE School. below, is our personalised Information Report and Our School Offer that outlines the provision the school provides for children with additional needs and disabilities and their families. Please have a read and contact your child's class teacher or the SEND Team should you wish to discuss this further. 

Following on from reading the Information Report and School Offer, if you have concerns over your child's development, take a look at this flowchart to discover the next steps you could take.

We follow the Graduated Approach following an assess-plan-do-review cycle. Teachers regularly undertake assessments both formative and summative to review progress. Where concerns lie, interventions and boosters happen to fill the gaps or support the barriers. Your child's class teacher may then get in touch to discuss steps of progress and share their ideas for next steps. 

Who are the SEND Team? 

Mrs Harper and Mrs Mackey lead SEND across the Grace Federation of Denton and Harlaxton schools, where they work closely with the Class Teachers in monitoring progress of learners. They offer support to Teachers in suggesting strategies and intervention programmes that could support the gaps or barriers in learning. They offer regular observations and offer support too.


Mrs Whitworth is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads and Learning Mentor trained to support children and families through Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) and also families through Early Help Assessment (EHA) and Team around the Child (TAC) with liaising with other professionals.


If you need to contact them, you can email them direct using the email address: 


or telephone: 01476870649 (Denton) / 01476561077 (Harlaxton)

Parent Workshop / Coffee Morning

Dates for your diary...

We would like to invite you into school to join us in an informal way to discuss needs. We plan to hold a workshop / training and discuss strategies and support that we can offer at both school and home. Should you find these workshop sessions relevant to your child's and families needs, please let us know and we can ensure sufficient facilities are provided. We also will provide cake! 


Information and Policies 

Recommended support networks found within the Family Service Directory and Lincolnshire Local Offer: 

  • Lincolnshire Local Offer for SEN and Disability


  • Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum


  • SENDIAS – SEN and Disability Information and advice service


  • Support for families with disabled children:


  • Family Support


  • GAIN – Grantham Autistic Information Network


  • Emotional Wellbeing/Behaviour Pathway


  • Children’s Community Services


  • Healthy Minds Lincolnshire


  • Liase – SEND Information, advice and support services for Lincolnshire (free, independent family support with EHCP process)


  • Challenging Behaviour


  • Autism – the National Autistic Society


  • ADHD – Lincolnshire ADHD Support Services