Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Coulsdon C of E we aim to motivate and encourage all children to reach their full potential, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. We recognise that an appreciation of each child’s strengths can enable the individual to feel valued, and we are aware of the importance of giving all children equal opportunities. We focus on the outcomes for children with SEND and tailor our provision to meet these.


Our policies and principles build on developing:

  • The views, wishes and feelings of the child or young person and the child’s parents/carers
  • The importance of the child or young person and the child’s parents/carers, participating as fully as possible in decisions, and being provided with the information and support necessary to enable participation in those decisions
  • The need to support the child or young person, and their parents/carers in order to facilitate the development of the child or young person and to help them achieve the best possible educational outcomes, preparing them effectively for adulthood.

Involvement of children and families are at the heart of the SEND reforms, at Coulsdon CofE Primary we provide a person centred approach to identify, assess and improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

Who are the best people at Coulsdon CofE Primary to talk to about my child’s Special Educational Need?

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Kirsty Wyatt

Our SEND Governor is Mrs Anne Gledhill.

Both can be contacted via written correspondance or email to the school. Mrs Wyatt can also be contacted by telephone at the school.