Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


Our vision focuses on a snece of community through 'togetherness' and 'love'. Our core value is 'love'. Christians believe that we are ‘made in the image of God’; everyone is different, everyone is valued and everyone is loved.

All learners, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND), are therefore valued equally with others, and their progress is recognised and celebrated. All difficulties; social, emotional, behavioural, physical, medical, and academic, are dealt with sympathetically and with love,  understanding and 'respect'.

We aim to provide an atmosphere in which all children can realise their full potential, and we have high expectations of children with SEN. All children need to experience praise, recognition, affection, and success, and all children are entitled to experience the same curriculum and to have equal access to the experiences and activities provided by the school.

Please find below links to our School Inclusion and SEN Policy, Inclusion and SEN Information Report as well as Gloucestershire's Local Offer:

Inclusion and SEN Information Report

SEN Policy

Gloucestershire's Local Offer

For further information, please contact our Inclusion Lead (SENCo), Mr M Davis , by phoning (01453) 832382 or emailing senco@nailsworth.gloucs.sch.uk  

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.

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:

SEND: guide for parents and carers

The SEND Code of Practice:

SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Family Information Service - The Family Information Service provides free impartial, confidential information, advice and signposting for families with children aged 0-19 (or 25 if the young person has a disability or additional needs) and the professionals working with them.

Family Information Service (FIS) 

SENDIASS - Free confidential and impartial advice for parents of children with SEND.

SENDIASS- Free confidential and impartial advice for parents of children with SEND


Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Helping you find your path to better mental health

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:

Gloucestershire Wellbeing Service

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

Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.