There are effective systems in place to identify pupils with SEND. Leaders work in close partnership with parents and specialists to meet the needs of individuals Pupils follow the same curriculum as their classmates. Teachers work with these pupils before the lesson to give them a head start. They adapt tasks and resources to ensure that pupils can access the work and achieve as well as they should Pupils with SEND are fully included in lessons and school life.  Ofsted 2023

At Eckington we believe that every child is special and children learn in their own individual way.  However, sometimes children require additional support to acquire basic skills, or thrive in school. The broad umbrella of ‘special needs’ embraces all learning difficulties which include sensory impairment, speech or communication problems, physical and behavioural difficulties. We have a nationally qualified SENDCo, and the Code of Practice is closely followed. Parents are kept fully informed should we believe that their child has special needs. They are encouraged to be involved in supporting their child and are invited to attend reviews each term. All staff endeavour to make an early diagnosis of potential difficulties as we firmly believe that as soon as we start working with children a structure for improvement can be put in place and possible long-term problems can be avoided. Conversely, parents are encouraged to inform the School of any issues, concerns or family histories of learning difficulties.  We aim to work together in close partnership with families to secure the best outcomes for your child.

SENDco: Mrs Mary Dodd

01386 750666


You may also be interested in:


Our Information Leaflet for Parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


The Worcestershire County Council Local offer - click here to access their website 


The Early Help in Worcestershire - click here to download the booklet.


The SENDIASS information leaflet below, which explains how you can access further support locally.


The SENDIASS animation - 'The Family Conversation' - click here to follow the link