Support - SEND

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs

Our Senco is Mrs Booth. She holds the National Award for SENCO (NASENCO). Mrs Booth is responsible for ensuring that children with special educational needs are identified and supported. She liaises with outside agencies, has oversight of assessment, plans interventions and puts together personalised learning plans to enable every child to flourish and learn.

Our SEN Main Priorities:


  • At Cliff Lane we have a whole school inclusive approach towards pupils with SEN.

  • At Cliff Lane we value the participation and inclusion of parents and carers of children who have SEN (and additional stakeholders, i.e. outside agencies).

  • At Cliff Lane we have a clear cycle of support for our children with SEN- IEPs are linked to EHCP’s (wave 3) and the 4 main areas of need (wave 2).

  • At Cliff Lane we have a whole approach to the monitoring of SEN, in action, its impact and how we can further support our children with SEN.

  • At Cliff Lane pupil curriculum participation and well being are of equal importance.

The school works with a number of outside agencies such as The Specialist Education Service Team, our linked Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Play and Art Therapists, a linked Educational Psychologist and the Hearing and Visual impairments team.

Please do not hesitate to request a meeting via the school office if you have concerns about your child's learning and progress. It is always good to talk to your child's class teacher first but Mrs Booth is always happy to arrange a phone call or meeting where possible. You can also send her an email using the following address; admin@clifflaneprimary.co.uk

The following links provide support and guidance

SENDIASS - confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

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

Suffolk Parent Hub - a single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child's development.

Suffolk SEND Strategy - a regular update for parents and carers to keep you informed about what is being done to implement Suffolk’s SEND Strategy.