Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery

Special Educational Needs


At Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery, we believe that every child is unique, and aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is inclusive for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers to learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children. For academically more able children, this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery follows the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any relevant outside agencies will become involved in providing guidance and support.

 The key principles of the code of practice are:


  • The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making.
  • The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to provide support.
  • Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support.
  • Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support.
  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEND.

 Local Authorities are required to publish information on the provision that they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. 

 Warwickshire's Local Offer for SEND brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.  It can be accessed here: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

 This NHS page provides information about different SEN conditions. There are also links to other relevant and useful pages:



 The school's SENDCo is Katie Guy, who holds the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you would like to discuss any aspect of SEND. 

Warwickshire SENDIAS (Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services) supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disabilities, from 0 - 25 years of age.  It is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years.  Warwickshire SENDIAS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with a SEND.  We also provide this independent advice directly to young peoples aged 16 to 25 years with a SEND.

How does the service work?

 The type and range of support offered includes:


  • Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/disability law from independently trained staff;
  • Advice for parents/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation;
  • Personalisation of personal budgets;
  • Information on the county council's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress;
  • Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support.


Who is the service for?

The service is for parents who have a child/children up to the age of 25 that has/have Special Educational Needs and young people aged 16-25 who have Special Educational Needs young people 16 and over can access the service in their own right or with the support of their parents.

For more information please visit https://www.kids.org.uk/sendiass

 Please click on the links below to read our policy and Information report.

Send Policy 2021-2022

SEN Information Report Federation 2021-2022