Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Sandhurst Primary School


  • Geraldine Fairman
  • Alison Christie
  • Jayne Gordon

 To contact the SENDCo team use the contact details below.

Sandhurst Primary School
Minard Road

020 8698 5810
E-mail : 

SEND Policy & Information Report

To find out more about our SEND provision please read our SEND Policy and Information report.

SEND Policy
SEND Information Report
Use the links below to access other policies that link with SEND:

Accessibility Policy and Plan

Intimate Care Policy

Supporting Children with Medical Needs

Lewisham SEND Local Offer

Lewisham Council publishes information about the local offer on their website. Find out more about services, teams and partners working for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families.


At Sandhurst Primary School we believe in excellent progress for all, and excellent experiences for all in a fun, safe and caring environment.

Alongside quality first teaching and a broad and rich curriculum offer, we may provide additional or different provision in order to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND). Our inclusion team will oversee the assessment and support of all school-based interventions.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinators (SENDCos) manages the inclusion team and co-ordinates liaison with external professionals, ensuring appropriate support and interventions are implemented and reviewed.

All interventions and provisions provided are personalised in order to ensure highly differentiated curriculum support. Alongside this, we also use rigorous systems to monitor pupil progress, aid academic and personal achievement and remove any barriers to learning. Our staff follow tailored and universal continuous professional development programmes, in order to aid a structured whole school approach to learning.

We also run a wellbeing programme for staff. This programme helps us to develop and sustain a healthy and supportive working environment for both staff and children to work and learn in.

In order to foster a culture of lifelong learning, curiosity and independent living skills in all of our learners, we may run alongside our universal curriculum additional or different types of support for children with SEND.

Sandhurst Primary Local Offer

Our Sandhurst Primary Local Offer provides information on 

  • Additional and Different Support for children with SEND
  • Access to a Supportive Environment
  • Universal Parent Liaison



Most children and young people with special educational needs can get the support they need in mainstream schools. This is provided using a graduated approach through additional support in the classroom and intervention groups. However, some children need extra support through an education, health and care plan (EHCP). 

There is a separate application process for children with an EHCP.   For more information on this school admissions process, you can visit;

Alternatively contact the Children with Complex Needs Service on 020 9049 1475 or via email to

For independent advice you can contact:


ACE Education Advice


In the first instance, parents’/carers’ complaints about the provision or organisation of SEND are dealt with through the procedures outlined in the whole school Complaints Procedure.

Complaints Procedure

If the complainant remains concerned after following the local complaints procedure, they could ask the Department for Education’s School Complaints Unit to take up the matter.

If disagreements have not been resolved at the local level, under sections 496 and 497 of the Education Act 1996 complaints can be made to the Secretary of State for Education.