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Inclusion at Thornhill Primary School

The Head teacher and governors share the responsibility to ensure that the needs of all children are met at Thornhill Primary School.  The governor with responsibility for special needs is Duncan Jennings.


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) Elaine Spencer, who is part of the Senior Leadership Team, has the day to day responsibility to monitor and co-ordinate provision across the school for pupils with special needs. The SENDCO meets weekly with the Headteacher, and regularly with class teachers and other senior leaders to discuss pupil progress and review targets. She also liaises with parents, teachers, support staff and outside agencies to ensure the correct provision is in place for pupils.


The SENDCO is the line manager for the teaching assistants and co-ordinates training for them and class teachers to ensure they have the relevant training to support all of our pupils.


If parents have a concern about their child’s learning this should be raised initially with the class teacher who will, if necessary, arrange a meeting with the SENDCO.


Further information can be found in our Local Offer (below) and on the Policy section of the website (Special Educational Needs Policy, Equality Policy etc...).

New arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities