Gossops Green welcomes pupils of all abilities and backgrounds and ensures that all have the best possible access to a broad, balanced and adaptive curriculum, relevant to their needs. We are a fully inclusive school and are always striving to develop our resources to meet the needs of our pupils. We recognise that every child is an individual and aim to identify ways in which all pupils can reach their potential, providing a supportive framework for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We are proud to offer a fully functional Sensory Room and Sensory Garden, which children can access to calm and regulate their emotions. We have just finished creating our safe SPACE (Safe, Protective and Calming Environment) in our Reception area. We work closely with the NHS Speech and Language service and can offer targeted support in school with our full time Speech and Language TA. Our dedicated team of SEND TAs support our children on the SEND register, both in class and through one-to-one support on specific targets. We liaise closely with external agencies, including ASCT (Autism and Social Communication Team), LBAT (Learning, Behaviour Advisory Team) and the Educational Psychologist, to ensure that we deliver the highest quality of care.
Although the school is on two levels, we have step free access to all of the lower level areas and can accommodate children with physical disabilities. Our full accessibility plan is available HERE.
Mrs N Bracknell, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO), is available for advice or to discuss any concerns that parents may have – please phone the school office to request an appointment. The governor with responsibility for ensuring that Special Needs regulations are met is Mr P Marshman.
Our SEND Information Report, advising parents of full details on what we can offer for SEND children can be found HERE.
Support for ALL and Parental Involvement
Pupils who have been identified as having a specific learning or behaviour need will be added to the SEND register in school. These children are closely monitored and may be given an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), which focuses on their specific needs. ILPs are reviewed termly, in discussion with parents and children. Children work on their specific targets in class and through targeted support, including in their SODA (Start of Day Activity) books, which are individually tailored to meet their specific needs. Parents of children with SEND are fully involved in decisions regarding assessments, are advised of strategies for their child and are invited to meetings with outside agencies when their child is discussed, where possible.
Additional information and advice for parents and carers who have a child with Special Educational Needs can be obtained from