Special Educational Needs & Disability

Our aim at Kirton Lindsey Primary School is to ensure all children with SEND are provided for in our ‘One Family Approach’ aligned with North Lincolnshire's Local Offer. This includes providing an environment that meets the needs of all pupils and ensures that any SEND are identified early, assessed appropriately and provided for effectively. 

The staff and Governors of Kirton Lindsey Primary School provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all the children. The Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum are the starting points for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to the children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could be barriers to learning. These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (0-25 years) 2015 states that: 

‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age;


‘has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or post 16 institutions’.

There are four categories of SEND identified within the Code of Practice:

Children may have SEND either throughout, or at any time during, their school career. This policy ensures that the curriculum planning and assessment for children with SEN/D takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by each child. 

If you have any questions regarding SEN please contact our SENDCO, Mrs Emma Clipsham, by telephoning the school or emailing

Please find below the links to Kirton Lindsey Primary School’s documentation that supports Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 

Please find below the links for the North Lincolnshire SEND service where further information, support and advice can be found. 

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