Special Educational Needs & Disabilities – SEND

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability.

  • All schools have a duty to be accessible and inclusive for the children within their community. It is our job to support parents in providing the best possible education for children. For the vast majority of children that will be through attending their local mainstream school.
  • For a small number of children their needs may be better met at an alternative setting. In those circumstances we have a role to support parents in identifying and accessing what is best for their child.
  • As part of the changes being implemented by the Department for  Education in 2014 all Local Authorities must publish information about how they support special needs pupils. This is called the “Local Offer”. Schools must also publish information on their website about how they support SEND pupils within their own establishment.
  • All children are individuals and their abilities in each area of the curriculum vary across a wide spectrum. Class teachers are used to providing lessons and activities which ensure good progress for pupils whatever their level of ability.
  • However, there are situations where a child’s needs are such that it is difficult for a class teacher to provide appropriately for them without additional and/or specialist support. This is usually when a child is described as having ‘special needs’

Our Special Needs Co-ordinator is Miss Nikki Rawcliffe. She can be contacted via the school office at office@tps.set.education / 01379 677350

Below you will find useful information both on our SEND policy and practice.


SEND Policy Addendum – November 2020

SEND Policy Addendum – January 2021


Tiv SIR_2020_2021

Our key SEND themes_2020-21

Children’s guide to SEND for younger pupils

Children’s guide to SEND for older pupils

COMPASS POLICY – (Final) Jan 19

Tivetshall Accessibility Plan

SET Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy Aug 2019

SEN Process_flow chart


Norfolk Local Offer – Information about provision available across education, health and social care for children with SEND. 

SEND Local Offer – Norfolk County Council