Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information

At Gorse Hill, all pupils are equally valued and we believe that ‘Every child can’.

We are committed to ensuring that all SEN pupils have a broad and balanced curriculum that enables every child to access a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. The curriculum and provision at Gorse Hill will enable all SEN pupils to develop as individuals, enable them to express and communicate their views and ideas and develop skills and knowledge so that they have lively and enquiring minds which enables them to achieve their best possible outcomes.


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Swindon Local Offer

Our SEN team works very closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical, and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom-based support or in small group or one-to-one sessions, using resources from within the school and from the support services within the authority.

The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents, and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance. We encourage parents to discuss progress regularly with class teachers and with our special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), Becky Thompson.

The school is proud of its ability to support children with a variety of special needs and has taken steps to ensure that all children are treated equally. As a result, the school is suitably equipped to deal with a wide range of individual needs. The school and the governing body regularly review its provision for children with special needs and ensure that its staff are well prepared and trained.

If you would like to discuss any issue regarding your child or special educational needs, please speak to our SENCO, who will be happy to provide both information and support.

For any further Information or to seek advice visit our For Parents Page.

Useful Links

Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.