Special Needs at Coteford Infant School
All children have access to the National Curriculum and our school follows closely the SEN Code of Practice published by the DFE.
We want all children to achieve their best including those with special needs. Most of the extra support children are given takes place within the classroom, although there are occasions when it is more appropriate to withdraw children to another room. We always consult with parents about any extra support that is given.
Coteford Infant School is privileged to have a Specialist Resourced Provision for children in Hillingdon who have a physical disability. Generally we can admit between 10 and 12 children across the school from nursery to Year 2.
Children need a Education Health Care Plan before they can have access to the specialist resources which include: support from trained teaching assistants, specialist equipment e.g. standing frames, specialist seating etc, advice and support from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and the school inclusion manager.
All of our children with physical disabilities are fully integrated into the classes. Children work and play together. We believe that this mix of specialist support in a mainstream school gives young children a great start to their school career. We know that all children benefit whether or not they have special needs.
The school is on one level and has been specially adapted to facilitate children with additional physical needs and to allow them as much independence as possible. We also have:
- Shower / toilet facilities with ceiling mounted hoist
- Therapy room with specialised equipment
- Playground equipment suitable for all
- A full range of equipment including specialised seating and standing frames
- A range of specialised computer resources
Coteford Infant school has a very special caring atmosphere in which everyone is appreciated for their own merits.
Inclusion Quality Mark
Coteford Infant school is proud to have been awarded the Centre of Excellence Inclusion Quality Mark in October 2016. To view the recent report, please click here.
We welcome visits.
Please contact us on: 01895 462395 and speak to either:
- Mrs Thomas (headteacher)
- Mrs Powell (inclusion manager)
- Miss Harris (school admin officer)