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Thomas Harding Junior School

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Provision for Special Educational Needs at Thomas Harding Junior School 


At Thomas Harding Junior School, we have the highest of expectations for ALL children and we are relentless in ensuring that ALL children are safe, happy and able to achieve their potential.


We understand that all children learn and develop in different ways. Our skilled teachers recognise this and use different teaching styles in the classroom to cater for the various ways that their children learn. This means that most children will learn in the classroom without any additional support. However, sometimes children need additional support to access the curriculum for a variety of reasons.


A special educational need can arise for a number of reasons.  It may be due to a disability which makes it harder for a child to use the same educational facilities that the school provides for the majority of children. For some children there may be a specific difficulty. For example they may be having problems with reading, maths or behaviour, which the school can overcome with additional provision which is formalised in a Provision Map. This map outlines the support and approaches which will be used with the child. If this is the case, staff at school will liaise with our Inclusion Manager and parents to ensure appropriate provision is put in place and that all involved with the child are working together. If necessary our Inclusion Manager will facilitate referrals to specific agencies, for example Speech and Language therapy or Occupational Therapy. 


The school's Inclusion Manager, who co-ordinates SEND, is: Miss A. Arnott

In the first instance, please speak to your child's class teacher regarding SEND queries, who will then refer you to our Inclusion Manager if needed. 

Please contact: 01494 782211 or email: