Glebelands Primary School

Stimulating Young Minds


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Updated January 2019

The school's Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator is Miss Helen Talbot.  Should you wish to discuss any SEND issues or arrange a meeting, please contact: or call 0116 2340010


A number of children will have special educational needs and or disabilites (SEND) as they go through school. If you have a concern about your child then please discuss this in the first instance with your child's teacher.  Alternatively, if you would like to speak to our Special Needs Co-ordinator, Miss Talbot,  please contact the office or email


Glebelands follows the Local Education Authority's Offer in terms of provision for children with SEND.


How does Glebelands identify SEND?

These can be discovered in a number of ways:

  • concern raised by a parent / guardian
  • regular class assessments or work e.g. spellings, reading tests, maths work in class
  • information from a previous school or health professional


How will Glebelands Support my child with SEND?

A graduated response is followed after discussions with parents. Differentiated work, activities and other arrangements will be tried in class initially and the children closely monitored.  If little or no progress is made then the children can be placed on the school's SEND register at SEN support and the support provided will increase.  This maybe in the form of withdrawal intervention groups led by a teacher or teaching assistant, specialist equipment to use in the classroom, different classroom activities and more individualised homework.  For those children experiencing significant difficulties we call on the advice of outside agencies to support us in supporting your child e.g. Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Special Needs Service teachers (learning and autism specialists, Behaviour management teachers ) etc.


Please see links below for more detail on the graduated response


How will I know how my child is progressing?

You will be invited to meet with the class teacher termly to review your child's progress.  Together you will look at the progress made in class and in any intervention groups that your child has attended.  Then the next steps of your child's provision will be planned with you.  If your child has a current statement or Education, care and Health Plan, an annual review will be held with you and all professionals working with your child.


Will my child be able to take part in the whole curriculum?

All of Glebeland's curriculum is accessible to children with SEND and adaptations are made based on the child's individual needs.  After school clubs and activities are open to all children.  Provision is made for children with SEND to take part in off site trips and residentials. The school is accessible by wheelchair, is all on ground level and there is a disabled toilet.


What training have staff received and what specialisms does Glebelands have?

All teaching staff receive termly training in different areas of SEND e.g. Dyslexia, Autism, Speech and Language on a rotating basis.  Individual members of staff have received further training depending on the needs of the children in their class.  Two teaching assistants are highly qualified in Speech and Language and all teaching assistants providing intervention groups have been trained in that intervention. 

Glebelands is a 'Dyslexia Friendly School'.


What interventions could my child take part in?

Glebelands runs a variety of intervention each terms and these change depending on the needs of the children at any one time.  Care is taken to match the child to the relevant intervention group and this will be discussed with you at your termly meeting with the class teacher.  We are also careful not to overload the child with too many interventions at once.

Please follow the link for a list of current interventions


Current Intervention

Glebelands Graduated Response

Glebelands Accessibility Plan



The following pages contain information and guidance on a number of special needs that children have.


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