Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


We give every child the encouragement to flourish through developing their hopes and dreams, and the skills and talents they need to become active and confident members of the community.

At Nailsworth CE Primary School, we believe that:

  • All children are entitled to an education which allows them to achieve their best to become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.
  • Talking to and listening to the child is crucial to understanding how we can best meet their needs.
  • The needs of the child and their family are placed at the centre of all decisions made about the support provided for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

If you have any concerns regarding your child and SEND, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance who will refer you to the SENDCO, as necessary.

SENDCO (SEND Coordinator) Mark Davis Contact via class teacher or the school office
SEND Governor Lisa Knowles Contact via the school office

Key school documents:

SIAMS logo

SEND Information & Local Offer 2019-20

SEND Annual Report 2019 20

SEND Policy

Our Early Help Offer

Nailsworth CE Primary School are committed to early identification of children who may require additional support. This diagram outlines our offer of Early Help following the model of Assess, Plan, Do, Review, using Gloucestershire’s graduated pathway:

Parental guidance:

What to do if your child has additional needs, including special needs and disabilities – a guide to Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway:

Parents Guide

A video that explains simply what an EHCP is:

Video Introduction to the Education Health & Care Plan and Graduated Pathway

A useful guide for parents/carers:


The SEND Code of Practice:


Mental Health and Wellbeing:


Gloucestershire children and young people’s website has now gone live. The website provides information and signposting across a range of topics to help young people who might be struggling with their emotions and difficult situations in their life.

 Self Harm:


This useful website has a range of self help strategies and information on how to minimise and prevent self harm.