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SEND Information


Welcome to the SEND area of our website, we hope you find this section useful and that the information gives you an overview of how we help our pupils with Special Education Needs. If you have any queries regarding our SEND provision our SENCO will be happy to help you. 


Our SENCO is Mrs. L. Mills, she can be contacted through the academy office, telephone number 01472 691887 



Inclusion – our ethos

The Governing Body and staff of Old Clee Primary Academy are committed to providing an appropriate, inclusive and high quality education for all our children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum and where possible should be fully included in all aspects of academy life. We aim to give every child the very best chance to succeed by removing barriers to learning and preparing them for a happy and successful future. We aim to foster a sense of community and belonging.


We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our Key Stage 1 pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. However, we also believe in both early identification of need and early intervention. We understand that at some point in their academy career a pupil may experience difficulties which affect their learning and we recognise that these may be long or short term. 


Our SENCO and Pastoral team work closely with pupils, parents, teachers, senior leaders and external agencies to ensure we provide the best possible provision for any pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning. In order to do this we remove barriers to learning by following a graduated response. This involves assessing our children, planning and implementing a personalised provision and then reviewing the impact (assess, plan, do, and review). 


If your child has a special educational need or disability then it will be discussed with you. If it is felt that your child would benefit from more intensive support, then you will be invited into school to discuss this and possibly refer your child to an external agency for further specialist support. Together we review your child’s progress and plan any the next stages of support.  We want to work with parents and carers as much as possible because as parents you know your children better than we ever will. If you have any concerns about your child’s learning needs, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance a meeting can then be arranged with the SENCO. 


Please see our SEND information report for further details about how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs.





SEND Code of Practice




In 2014 a Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was agreed and adopted by all schools in England. 


Under the 2015 (revised document) Code of Practice, SEND are categorised under the following four headings:

  • Communication and Interaction e.g. Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Cognition and Learning e.g. Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) global developmental delay, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia, profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) e.g. attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), depression, eating disorders, attachment disorders.
  • Sensory and/or Physical needs e.g. visual impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) or Cerebral Palsy (CP) epilepsy 


Where pupils have medical needs and special educational needs, we will plan and deliver education provision in a co-ordinated way with their healthcare plan if they have one. We will also follow the statutory guidance on supporting pupils at academy with medical conditions.

Please follow this link to access the SEN Code of Practice document (2015) 2015 SEND Code of Practice      

The following link also provides information about how the Local Authority supports children with Special Educational Needs, this is known as their Local Offer









Local Authority weekly newsletter       

North East Lincolnshire Council now publish a weekly newsletter  for parents. The newsletter contains lots of information for Parents and Carers regarding local SEND services.    Please see the website address  below to access the newsletter


North East Lincolnshire SEND Information for Parents and Carers

Please click on the links below to find out more information about support for Parents and Carers within North East Lincolnshire

Family Hubs

Family hubs bring together services to offer help and support to children and young people aged 0 to 19 and their families. You and your child can use a local hub for:

  • early education
  • activity sessions
  • childcare and childcare funding information
  • health services for children and soon-to-be parents
  • training and employment
  • support with childcare who have additional needs

Extra help and support is available to families who need it, to work through issues that may arise during a child or young person’s life. This may be offered from professionals such as our advisers, health visitors, school nurses and other family support services. Click on the link regarding your local family hub


Reynolds and Highgate


East Marsh and Central


Queensway, Immingham and Broadway


Riverside, Nunsthorpe, Scartho and West Marsh


Contact details

Families First Information Service

Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 1)


Useful websites relating to SEND– information for parents around Special Educational Needs advice. – general resources for parents around Special Educational Needs advice. site to support parents and children with speech and language difficulties.– site to support parents and children with cerebral palsy. – site to support parents and children with ehlers danlos.– site to support parents and children with autism.– site to support parents and children with ADHD. – site to support parents and children with dyspraxia. – site to support parents and children with dyslexia. – site to support parents and children with downs syndrome. – site to support parents and children with sight difficulties. – site to support parents and children with hearing difficulties. that supports parents and children with disabilities and sever illness – site to support children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
North East Lincolnshire Family Hubs- site to support families to engage with a variety of services within North East Lincolnshire