At Glemsford Primary Academy we strive to ensure that all children are valued equally and have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

Where children may have a barrrier to learning we ensure that they are supported through high quality teaching and additional provision where it is needed.

Our SEND policy sets down guidelines for identifying and managing these needs and is consistent with recommendations made in the DFES Code of Practice. 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DFE, 2015) uses the following definition:

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.”

Special educational provision means: “Provision that is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils or students of the same age, which is designed to help children and young with SEN or disabilities to access the National Curriculum”


There are four broad areas of special educational need:

  • Communication and Interaction;
  • Cognition and Learning; Social,
  • Emotional and mental health difficulties, and;
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.


Should you require any further information or advice, please contact our SENCO Mrs Sarah Donnelly.

All policies are on our policies page



Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Suffolk's Local Offer website holds information about education, health and care services, as well as leisure activities and support groups – all in one place.

The information available on the Local Offer website describes the support available to families, and all children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities.

This support includes:

  • universal services for example schools and GPs;
  • short-term support for children and young people with SEND who require additional support (in addition to what’s provided by universal services); and
  • specialist services for children and young people with SEND who need specific longer-term support.

Click here to access the Suffolk Infolink for more information on the Local Offer