Special Educational Needs and Disability


Parkfield School's SENCo is Mrs C Pugh

At Parkfield School we recognise the value and potential of our children and young people by nurturing them as individuals with their own needs and preferred learning styles.

We aim to provide inclusive learning experiences by providing effective teaching and learning opportunities for all our pupils so that no child is disadvantaged because of ability, language or economic circumstance.

We are extremely committed to helping pupils who require additional or different support; this could be in terms of a pupils Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or supporting them through a family break up or support through tough economic times.

All pupils requiring additional or different support will benefit from a personal programme of skills and strategies to enable them to access learning activities and succeed academically and socially. All our teachers are well trained to identify those pupils in need of assistance and parents can be assured of the best attention at all times.

Children have a learning difficulty if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age. This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and learning, behavioural, emotional and social development, or sensory or physical needs.

In line with our motto to nurture, inspire and enable, we are committed to ensuring that children achieve the best outcomes they can so that they grow and develop into confident young people ready to move on into further or higher education, training or employment.

Parkfield School's Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Parkfield School's SEN Information Report

Bournemouth Local Authority's Local Offer web page

The Department for Education SEND Code of Practice

SEND: A guide for parents and carers produced by the Department for Education