Inclusion - SEND

Martello SENDCo: Mrs Ruth Palmer


Telephone: 01303 847540

At Martello Primary we make additional provision available to all pupils as and when they need it. We carefully track how well pupils make progress in interventions so that we can make changes where necessary. Some pupils have Special Educational Needs (SEN) that require highly personalised provision and these pupils are recorded on our SEN Register.

Our pupils are particularly well supported by other services such as the Specialist Teaching Service, our local special school, Speech and Language therapists, Occupational therapists and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

We work closely with parents and families to make sure that we can all achieve the best for children with SEN and make sure they can move on to the next stage of their education with the best possible skills for learning.

We have an excellent team of staff led by Mrs Palmer, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), to support the Additional Educational Needs of all children.

We currently have a team of Teaching Assistants who are able to support your children. Most children at some point in their school life will experience a problem that may require additional help and support.

Dedicated to Inclusion

It is important that you discuss any needs that your child may have before they start with us; this will enable us to have the appropriate support in place for them. We need to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of every child as fully as possible.

If you have any concerns about your child once they have started school, please do not hesitate to contact us. If we are experiencing any problems in school, we will contact you and discuss the most appropriate course of action to enable us to support your child.

Martello Primary is fully committed to inclusion, and for the most part, teaching will take place within the classroom environment. Children may be withdrawn for some additional support and, where appropriate, outside agencies may be involved in supporting your child. This will not be done without your full consent.

Useful Links

  • The Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families’ information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area :

  • Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.

If you require any further information please contact us.