SEND & Inclusion

‘Every teacher is a teacher of SEND’ (Code of Practice 2014) 

Ellingham Primary School is an inclusive mainstream primary school.  We truly believe that ALL children should feel valued and experience success.  The child is at the centre of everything we do.  

Through Quality First Teaching and a highly skilled team, we offer support in the 4 main areas of need; Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Physical and Sensory and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Interventions take place daily to support pupils who need additional support with their learning. These take place in and outside of the classroom with a member of the year group team. This is part of the quality first teaching we offer to all children. 

The SENCo works closely with parents to ensure a strong link between home and school. Please contact Mrs Sephton through the school office if you would like to talk through any concerns 

Inclusion Team

Mrs Sephton

SENCo and Wellbeing Lead

Mrs Malherbe

Parent and Pupil Support Worker and DSL (ELSA)

Mrs Davis

Teaching Assistant and ELSA

An Overview of our SEND Provision at Ellingham

Communication and Interaction



Cognition & Learning


Social Emotional & Mental Health



 Physical & Sensory


FOR WEBSITE March 2024 Special_Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy_2023.pdf
SEND Information report September new draft.pdf
LAC_PLAC Policy 2024.pdf


Mrs Sephton, SENCO, Mrs Malherbe, Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Winn, Assistant Head and Mrs Davis are part of the safeguarding team, which is headed up by Mrs Keogh as Designated Safeguarding Lead, and are available to support families in times of need and are always approachable. The team will work with you and outside professionals, if needed to support you and your family. A meeting can be arranged via the school office or via email     

See our Safeguarding Policy