Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Ley Hill School is committed to providing an appropriate and high-quality education to all the children attending our school. We believe that all children, including those identified as having a special educational need or disability (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. We strive to ensure that our curriculum is accessible to all pupils, and that they are fully included in all aspects of school life.


We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We work together as a community to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to develop an environment where all children flourish and feel safe. We include everyone and value diversity.

Through ordinarily available provision and quality first teaching we aim to support the needs of all children.


Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The School has a Special Educational Needs Policy in line with the SEN Code of Practice (2015).  It includes identifying children with learning or behavioural difficulties.  Mrs Claire Osborne is the member of staff responsible for coordinating Special Educational Needs (SENCo) and Mr Simon Bishop is our SEN Governor.  The class teacher is responsible for supporting a child with special educational needs within the classroom setting, either individually or in a group situation.  If a child requires an individual learning programme outside of our ordinarily available provision then they will be put on a class provision map or an individual SEN Support Plan will be put in place.  Advice may be sought from other professionals e.g. a Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist or Specialist Teacher.  In cases where more long-term specialist support is needed an application for an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be considered.

For more information, please see the SEND Annual Report for Ley Hill School or visit Bucks Family Information Service website



Further information

If you’d like impartial advice from Buckinghamshire’s Parent Partnership Service now known as SENDIASS contact:


If you’d like to know more about opportunities for children and young people with SEN

and their families, support groups or information about SEN these are listed in the Family

Information Directory:


SEND Policy 2021

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Children's Mental Health


As a school we have a number of ways we can support children to develop good mental help. This is done for the whole school, through class based activities and PSHE programmes. We also have targeted support using specialists both in and out of school. If you would like more information, please speak to your child's class teacher or the SENCo.


  • If you have an urgent concern about your child’s mental health, please telephone CAMHS on 01865 901566 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.
  • If you have an urgent concern and it is outside of these hours, please call the children and young people’s mental health helpline number on 111. This is open 24/7.
  • Your child can also contact Childline (0800 1111), Samaritans (116 123) or the Youngminds Crisis text service (Text YM to 85258).
  • In the event of requiring emergency support, please call 999 or attend your local A&E.