Special Education Needs



Mrs Sarah O'Leary

Inclusion Manager

email: senco@swindonvillage.gloucs.sch.uk


As a school, we have invested in a large number of friendly teaching assistants, to ensure all pupils have the support and encouragement they require to reach their potential.

For pupils requiring additional support we have two teaching assistants assigned to each year group who support during English and Maths lessons in the morning.

From Reception to Year 3 the same class teaching assistants work with pupils identified as needing extra support/provision in the afternoons. Years 4 and 5 have one teaching assistant in the afternoon.  Year 6 have two class teaching assistants in the mornings. Pupils are sometimes withdrawn in small groups or individually to work towards agreed targets or to revisit or be pre-taught learning outcomes covered in the mornings lessons. Sometimes this afternoon work takes the form of specific intervention programmes.

Parents of all pupils on the Special Educational Needs register receive two review meetings a year with the Inclusion Manager. If this is not possible, telephone feedback is also offered.

When required we have access to expertise from the Local Authority. This includes Educational Psychologist (Dr Victoria Scott), Speech & Language therapists (Marab Smith and Emily Meadows), Advisory Teachers for communication and interaction, emotional, social and mental health, hearing impaired, visually impaired and cognition and learning.

In school we also have a dyslexia screening test available for junior age pupils and various other diagnostic screening tests, to examine individual pupil’s strengths and difficulties and help us to target provision most effectively.

We place great value on building a strong link between school and parents. All parents are encouraged to contact school with any questions or concerns as they arise no matter how small.

We have put together a leaflet that summarises our local offer.  Please click here to view.

You may also wish to read our Special Educational Needs Report by clicking here.