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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support is led in school by our SENDCo. Our SENDCo is Mrs Sarah Cope. Mrs Cope has attained 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.


Please see our SEND Report for Parents and Carers below for information on special needs provision in school. For further information please talk to your child's class teacher, email or call 07725116118.


The Designated SEND Governor is Mrs 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.


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

Supporting pupils with SEND on school trips, residentials and other school experiences

Disability Equality Scheme Access Plan 2016-2018

Policy for Supporting Dyslexia

Presentation for parents - Supporting Dyslexia in school.