Special Educational Needs and Disability 


What are Special Needs or Disabilities?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
  • ability to understand things
  • concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability


Upton Snodsbury CE First School works hard to be an inclusive school where all children feel a sense of belonging regardless of their physical or learning needs.  We believe that working with parents and developing strong relationships are the key to unlocking every child's potential.


Our objective is to ensure that through a whole school approach we address the barriers to learning.  We are committed to the process of inclusion and endeavour to provide full access to the National Curriculum for all. 

We will seek to identify differing needs and respond with appropriate teaching strategies in a differentiated and personalised curriculum through our Graduated Approach.


If you have any concerns about your child, you should discuss these initially with your child's teacher or with the school's Special Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCo), Mrs Caroline Dunne. To find out more information about SEN and also for more information on how to support your child at home, please take a look at the links below.


Send Policy 2020
Worcestershire SEND Local Offer 

SEND Code of Practise 

Understanding the graduated response

Understanding SEND



Useful Links

Contact Us

Upton Snodsbury C of E First School, School Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR7 4NH


01905 381288