Special Educational Needs
and Disability

Special Educational Needs means that a child needs something special providing for them, which is additional to, or different from, the educational provision made generally for children their age, in order for them to reach their full potential or to be fully included in the school.

Staff and governors of New Pastures Primary School value the abilities and achievements of all its pupils. They are committed to providing all pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest standards within the best possible environment for learning.

We recognise that many pupils will have a special need at some time during their school life, particularly during these unprecedented times living with the treat of Covid 19 and the changes to school and home life. We aim to support our pupils to overcome their difficulties as unique individuals under the guidelines of our SEN Policy.

We are able to support and cater for pupils with a variety of needs.
At present we are supporting children who have difficulties with:

  • Speech, language and communication

  • Visual impairment

  • Moderate learning difficulties

  • Emotional and mental health

  • Autism spectrum disorder

Further information:

‘At New Pastures, I enjoyed how all the teachers were friendly, looked after us and made me happy to wake up in the morning, excited to come to school.’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I enjoyed all my lessons I’ve had at New Pastures because the teachers made them interesting and they were always kind and helpful’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I enjoyed New Pastures because the teachers are friendly and funny and will always help me if I get stuck with my work.’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I loved New Pastures Primary School because all of the teachers gave us confidence to come out of our shell.’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘Overall through all of my years at New Pastures Primary School, the highlight has been the teachers and how kind they are. I will really miss here because I am going to secondary school – but my learning will go on!’…

Year 6 pupil comments