SEN(D) is the abbreviation for Special Needs and Disabilities, this is used to describe a range of learning needs whether they be Physical, Intellectual, Social, Emotional, Cognitive or Behavioural. As a school we focus on the needs of the individual child.    We are proud of our support for children with identified special needs and we work closely with the Local Authority and parents to support our children fully.

Thornhill primary provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all our children. We try to ensure that the Special Educational Needs of children are identified early.  Our aim is to meet each child’s needs through high quality teaching, effective differentiation and support. If further support is requited, this support, for example, maybe a class teacher discussion with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) coordinator or an external agency such as an Educational Psychologist.  We will always communicate this with parents/carers.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding SEND please contact Mrs Hawley our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDco) via the School Office.

SEND Offer

All schools are also required to publish details of their local offer. This outlines what special arrangements a school can make to support children with SEN(D).  Cumbria’s Local Offer, please access this via the link Cumbria Local Offer Search for either Thornhill or by your postcode.

If you have any queries regarding the provision of Special Needs support then please contact Mrs Hawley who is the school’s Special Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO).

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