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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are led in school by the SENDCO. Our SENDCO is Miss Sarah Birse.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss your child's needs, you can contact her on 01904 795930 or email her on


The SEND Governor is Amanda Bowers and she can be contacted by emailing

Our SEND governor works in partnership with the school SENDCO to ensure that we meet statutory requirements and spend our allocated budget to support pupils with additional needs. the full governing body receives a termly report from the school SENDCO.


Miss Birse has the National Award for Special Educational Needs Qualification and both her and all members of staff regularly receive training to support pupils with SEND in school.

Our Equal Opportunities policy outlines the expected support for all pupils with SEND at Poppleton, but in truth, they are naturally treasured and nurtured by all.


The school regularly reviews and updates the Accessibility Plan to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all pupils.



Our school is working in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust - a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people, with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND. In collaboration between DYT, we have adopted the Drive for Literacy model that addresses the needs of those who struggle with literacy and may be dyslexic. Our school leadership, whole school and key staff (SEND/Literacy Leads) have access to Drive for Literacy workshops, resources and parent support and advice to ensure pupils with literacy difficulties are able to access the curriculum and experience success as learners. More information on this model, which includes useful information and free resources for parents and schools can be found at and on Twitter @DriverTrust.

Policy for Special Educational Needs

POPS School Offer for SEND

Disability Equality Scheme Access Plan 2016-2018

Policy for Supporting Dyslexia

Presentation for parents - Supporting Dyslexia in school.