Palterton Primary School

Parental Information - SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy - 2022

Our policy sets out the ways in which we support children and families with special educational needs and disabilities. It outlines what you should do if you have any concerns about your child's needs, or if your child has a disability and needs support.

Types of SEN and Disability we make provision for at Palterton Primary School


At Palterton Primary School we make provision for pupils with different types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities including:

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Sensory Impairment


We are an inclusive organisation, and we will make provision for other needs where we can make all reasonable adjustments including training for all appropriate staff.

Our Named contact for Special Educational Needs

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Ros Horsley    

 You are welcome to make an appointment to speak with Mrs Horsley about any concerns that you may have about your child's needs at any time. Please contact Mrs Whittaker in the school office to arrange an appointment. Mrs Whittaker can be contacted either by phoning the number at the bottom of this page, using the contact form on this site, or by calling into school in person.

Derbyshire County Council Local Offer


The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. Our SENCo liaises closely with service providers in Derbyshire, and is a point of contact. Parents and young people can use this link to find information about services and advice on how to access them directly.

Click here, or on the image to the right to access the service.

Back Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 6UN