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St John's CE First School

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At St John's First School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. If you have any questions about your child's needs please contact Miss Sophie Smith, our Inclusion Lead(SENCO), either by ringing the school office or emailing

Wimborne Academy Trust - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Code of Practice for Pupils with SEN and Disabilities

In September 2014, a new Code of Practice was launched for schools in England with regard to pupils with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND).

All schools are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ setting out their SEND provision in clear, jargon-free terms. Our local offer comprises three key documents

A) Our School's annual SEND Information Report

B) Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

C) Our Accessibility Plan

Links to each of these documents are available below.

Each school's Local Offer forms part of Dorset's Local Offer.

Click to go to Dorset's Family Information Directory.

Click to go to our School's Annual SEND Information Report

Admission Arrangements for Pupils With SEND

Under the school’s admission arrangements, pupils with SEND are treated no less favourably than their peers without SEND. 

Accessibility Plan

Follow the link below to the school’s latest accessibility plan. The school buildings and grounds are designed to maximise access to all pupils, including those with disabilities.

St John's First School Accessibility Plan

SEND Policy

We have redrafted our SEND Policy to align it with the new Code of Practice.

Our new policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The policy includes information about how the school prevents those pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than pupils with no SEND.

Click to go to our Inclusion Policy 

Other Relevant Policies

Please click here to link to our policies page.

Inclusion Lead (SENCO) Contact Details

Our Inclusion Lead is Miss Sophie Smith. To contact her please email marking your email subject FAO Inclusion Lead.


Dorset Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service: