SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)


Parent Partnership Padlet!


East Harling Primary School and Nursery is an inclusive setting, where staff are passionate about providing an education that meets the needs of all children. We pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos and have high aspirations for all children, regardless of ability. We promote a positive, growth mindset* and our children understand that effort and hard work pays off, no matter what your starting point is. 



We aim to identify barriers early, so that we may intervene as soon as possible. Families are informed of any concerns that we have and are fully involved in providing support for their child; we know that children learn best when we work closely together, in partnership. When children experience difficulties that require support beyond our expertise, we work closely with a range of professionals to ensure that we can make every reasonable adjustment to removing the barriers they are experiencing. We regularly receive support from our Educational Psychologist, the Inclusion Team, Dyslexia Outreach, the Benjamin Foundation and School2School support.

 If you have any questions or concerns, or would like paper copies of any of the documents in the links above, please do not hesitate to contact the SENDco, Sheli Blackburn, via the school office, or email


What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? 

Special Educational Needs and disabilities, or SEND, is a term that is used to describe pupils who have needs that require support that is additional to, or different from the high quality classroom teaching on offer. The new SEND Code of Practice categorises these needs into four areas:

  • Communication and interaction;
  • Cognition and learning;
  • Sensory and/or physical needs;
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

A child's SEN may be for a short period or throughout their educational life. They may be identified before a child has even entered school or their SEN may come to be recognised at a specific point in their education. At East Harling we are proud of our inclusive, nurturing ethos and we work hard to understand and respond to the needs of all children. We follow a graduated response to identifying special educational needs, which can be viewed here.  

We listen carefully to parental views and concerns; children may be placed on our SEN register if the support they are given is additional to, or different from, the nurturing support we already provide in school. 



Our SEN Information Report (see below) sets out our provision for children with SEND (special educational needs and disability). It has been developed in consultation with parents, children and governors and is open to suggestions and comments. The Norfolk Local Offer provides a wealth of information and services across the county, to support families. If you have any other questions or need support in any way, our door is always open. If the questions are about your child's class work, or difficulties in the class environment, their teacher is the first port of call.

You can access our SEN policy in the parent information section of this website.  

Parent partnerships

We work closely with parents at EHPS and understand the value of strong links between home and school. We host regular coffee events to share ideas and spend time with one another. News, events, training and resources are shared via newsletter or through our Facebook page. Please read the rules and abide by them, so that this remains a friendly, supportive place, much like our school! Don't forget to look in the parent section of this website, for more advice about where to find support.


*To learn more about promoting a growth mindset, take a little time to look at this external site for parents.


Useful links

SEND parent partnership our Facebook community

Norfolk SENDiass (information, advice and support services) Advice and information for parents and carers.

You can find more information about SEND on the government website here

National Autistic Society

Is my child dyslexic?

Just One Number, Norfolk (a site to support your children with things such as resilience, mental health and wellbeing, sleep, illnesses and many other health needs) providing a wide range of services for children with disabilities and their families

What is neurodiversity? 

Sensory processing and regulation

SEN information report 2023


SEN Support