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SEND

At Portfields Primary School, we are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every child, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and other vulnerabilities, can access a rich, balanced, and engaging curriculum.

We achieve this through:

  • Quality First Teaching: Our highly skilled teachers and support staff implement effective teaching strategies to ensure all pupils can succeed.
  • Removing Barriers to Learning: We utilize a graduated approach to identify and address any learning difficulties, tailoring instruction and support to meet individual needs. The class teacher spearheads this process, working closely with the trained Inclusion Lead.
  • Strong Partnerships with Parents: We believe in collaborating closely with parents at every step of the way. Together, we strive to form an exceptional team around each child, fostering their academic and personal development.

By prioritising inclusivity and providing personalised support, we aim to empower all our pupils to reach their full potential and thrive in our school community.

Our Pupil Support Team

Inclusion Lead  and Designated Teacher for Looked After children: Kelly Rae (kelly.rae@portfields.org)

SENCo - Sophie Parish (sophie.parish@portfields.org)

To speak to either the SENCo or Inclusion Lead, please contact 01908 616060

Useful Information

Information regarding Milton Keynes local offer can be found here

If Parents feel a decision regarding SEN is wrong they can complain using the school's complaints policy.
‚ÄčIt is also possible to appeal any decision regarding SEN made by the Local Authority (see below):
Appeal to the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Tribunal

You can appeal to the SEND Tribunal about decisions that the Local Authority has made about your child, and disability discrimination by schools and local authorities. The kind of decisions you can appeal against include refusal to carry out a statutory assessment, refusal to make a statement and parts 2, 3 and/or 4 of a statement.

In regards to schools, you can make a claim of disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 if your child is disabled within the meaning of that Act - not all children with SEN are disabled - and you feel they have been discriminated against.

You can find more about appealing to the SEND Tribunal at: SEN Tribunal