Holmgate Primary School and Nursery

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Holmgate is an inclusive school; we aim to provide the best support possible to ensure that all children can access the curriculum as fully as possible and fully maximise their potential during their time at our school. We firmly believe that every child, irrelevant of need - be it academic, social or emotional, has the right to achieve to the best of their ability. In line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014, our staff and Governors are committed to ensuring that we do our best to provide the necessary provisions for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  Children at our school with SEND are integrated with their peers throughout all aspects of school life. The amount and type of support children receive within school is tailored to their individual needs.  All lessons across the school are differentiated, using a range of teaching styles, resources and support, to ensure that the individual needs of all children are met. If your child’s teacher or the Special Educational Needs Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) feels that a child needs specific additional support this will be documented on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a One Page Profile. This will identify any support required and set out short term targets for the child and how they will be achieved.


Some pupils with more complex needs may have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).  These pupils will receive a combination of 1-2-1 teaching assistant support and a range of other provisions as outlined in their personal plan. These plans are reviewed with parents, pupils and outside agencies; all contributing to the review and future plans. 


We actively request and receive support and advice from outside agencies including:

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Behavioural Support Services
  • Speech and Language Services
  • SSSEN Teachers
  • Physical, Visual and Hearing Support Services
  • Autism Outreach
  • School Nurse 
  • Occupational Therapy


Children’s progress across the school is monitored termly by the SENDCo  to ensure that the provision for all children is appropriate and they are progressing and developing as learners to the best of their ability. The wellbeing of all children is our priority and the school has many resources and systems in place to support children with emotional and social needs including Nurture Group, Positive Play, Lego Therapy and Pastoral Support.  


Our Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator is Mrs Kelly Guy: kguy@holmgate.derbyshire.sch.uk

Please click on the link below to access details of the Derbyshire SEND Local Offer
To find out more about SEND provision at Holmgate Primary School and Nursery, please click on the documents listed below.
 Accessibility Plan 2023.pdfDownload
 SEND Information Report 2023-24.pdfDownload
 SEND Policy Holmgate - 2022-2023.pdfDownload
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