Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special education provision to be made for them.  They have a learning difficulty if they;

  • find it more difficult to learn than the majority of children their own age
  • have a disability which stops them from making full use of the educational facilities provided for the children of the same age in school

Shillingstone CE VA Primary School has a SENCo and specialist SEN teacher called Mrs Sharon Proyer.  We also have a designated governor for SEND, called Tony Tew.

Please click here to read our SEND policy.

Please click here to read our Supporting children with medical conditions and managing medicines policy

SEN Code of Practice

The school follows the guidance contained in the SEN Code of Practice 0 - 25 years - July 2014.  Please click here to read this document. 

Local Offer

Information about the specific arrangements Shillingstone Primary School has in place, to support SEN and disability is published on the Dorset website Local Offer.  Please click here to read this document. 

Dorset Parent Carer Council

The new SEND Code of Practice provides a much stronger emphasis on placing children and families at the heart of processes and on involving them in planning and decision making.  The Dorset Parent Carer Council is run by parents for parents and for their families and work to provide a strong and united voice for the families of children who are disabled/have SEN.  For further information about the DPCC and how they can support agencies regarding the changes, visit the website, by clicking here.

Dorset SENDIASS

Description of service offered:
Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service for parents/carers and children/young people aged 0-25 living in Dorset with SEND.  Please click here to visit the SENDIASS website.

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