At South Borough Primary School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are fully aware of SEN&D (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) within the school and receive high quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We aim to ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEN&D process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points
throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.                                                    
The Four Broad Areas of SEND are:
● Communication and interaction (C&I)
● Cognition and learning (C&L)
● Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)
● Sensory and/or physical needs (S/PD)


What is the role of a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator?)
A SENCo is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. They will co-ordinate additional support for all pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them.  At South Borough we have a dedicated SENCo (Mrs Fulcher).           

When to consult a SENCo
If your child is not progressing as they should, please see the document below titled – SEN Process - this will explain what steps to take and when to arrange a meeting with the SENCo. You should start by contacting your child's class teacher. 


Statement for admission of children with EHCPs 
If you wish to apply for a place for your child who has an EHCP please contact the SEN West Team who will be able to help process your application.  West Kent SEN Team, Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4AE Telephone: 03000 420997          Email:                           

Useful links                                                                                               

KCC SEND Local Offer

Kent’s Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2021-2024 


Communication and Interaction 

South Borough plays a vital role in supporting your child's speech and language development by creating a language-rich environment, providing opportunities for communication and interaction, and offering targeted support to children who need it. 
Where necessary we can make a referral to the NHS Speech and Language Therapist for further support and guidance. Sometimes these referrals can take time and have lengthy waiting lists. Below is a link to the Pod, here you will find films, resources,  links and guidance that can support your child while you wait: 

The following documents within this webpage will give you more information in relation to SEN&D and guidance on how both you and school can best support your child. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEN&D at our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.