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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

SENCO - Mrs Fargher


Holy Trinity CE Primary School is a mainstream inclusive school. We hold a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.


Our approach to providing a positive educational experience for all our pupils, in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015), is to:

  • ensure high quality teaching;
  • believe in, and promote, early intervention;
  • remove potential barriers to learning;
  • raise both expectations and levels of achievement;
  • provide an environment where children feel safe and can flourish; and
  • work collaboratively with parents/ carers and other professionals.


 There are four broad areas of SEND, as follows:

  • Communication and Interaction: This area of need includes children with Autism and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
  • Cognition and Learning: This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties: This includes any pupil who has an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties: This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.


Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs F. Fargher who manages and co-ordinates all support for pupils with SEND. She can be contacted on the school number: 01344 620716 or through the school email: 

The SENCo works closely with our SEND governor, Mrs J.Steel as well as with parents/carers, headteacher, class teachers and teaching assistants (TAs).


The SENCO’s role is to:

  • oversee the assessment of the needs of children with SEND
  • plan with parents/carers and staff to provide appropriate interventions to support children's needs
  • monitor the progress of children with SEND
  • liaise with external professionals and outside agencies and ensure that the advice and planned strategies recommended by professionals are implemented and reviewed
  • signpost parents to agencies and professionals so they can access support for the child and family as appropriate


We are fortunate to have a team of highly skilled TAs in the school to support our children. Within the team, staff have specific skills in:

  • speech and language delivery, including ELKLAN trained staff
  • precision monitoring to support those with literacy needs
  • benchmarking for reading comprehension assessment


The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual needs following assessment by internal or external agencies. It will be designed to support pupils towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.


We have a highly successful ELSA programme in place, for those children who are in need of emotional support. Our ELSA works with our SENCo to deliver appropriate support using a range of strategies, including art therapy, according to need. In addition, we have trained paediatric first aiders on site at all times, and staff who are trained to deliver appropriate medical care for those with:

  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • severe allergies 


You can view the school’s SEND Policy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page


What is the SEND Information Report?

  • From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools have been required to publish, and keep under review, information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This used to be called the 'Local Offer', but is now known as the School’s SEND Information Report.
  • The intention of the School’s SEND Information Report is to improve choice for families; it is an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. 


You can see Holy Trinity CE Primary School’s SEND Information Report by clicking the link at the bottom of this page


What is the Local Offer?

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) also prepares a borough-wide Local Offer. This enables families to see which services are available across education, health, social care, leisure, short breaks, transport and preparing for adulthood, and provides information on how to access them.  You can access the RBWM’s Local Offer below:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Register

All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person who has a special educational need or disability to register. Young people over 13 years of age can register independently and can remain registered until their 25th birthday.

Everyone on the register will benefit from:

● information about support, services, activities and events
● information aimed at young people with disabilities
● opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
● the knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services


When you register you have the option to ask for a Disability Awareness Card. See the link below:

Parent Carer Forum - SEND Voices RBWM

All parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25 years) with any special educational need or disability (SEND), living or accessing services in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, are welcome.

Professionals and practitioners who work with children and young people with SEND, such as SENCOs, teachers and therapists, are welcome to become associate members.


Membership is free. To become a member or for more information email us at 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support

Service for children, young people and parents.

The Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) up to age 25, and their parents/carers.

The service provides:
● A free and confidential service provided at “arms length” from education, health and care providers
● Impartial information, advice and support on matters relating to education, health and social care where there is a special educational need or disability
● Advice and support from independently trained Information, Advice and Support Service staff
● Support through statutory processes relating to Education Health Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and planning
● Information and practical support to find answers to your questions


Contact the IAS Service:
We’re based at: The Riverside Children's Centre, West Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7JB

Telephone: 01628 683182

The office is open Monday to Friday 09.30am-16.30pm during term time only.